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task #3709: Submission of Introductory Physics

Submitted by:  Charles Edward Pax <charlie763>
Submitted on:  Fri 04 Feb 2005 08:32:05 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Mon 07 Feb 2005 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Mon 07 Feb 2005 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  100% Assigned to:  Jonathan Gonzalez V. <zeus>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Thu 03 Mar 2005 09:47:52 PM UTC, comment #5: 


Charles Edward Pax <charlie763>
Wed 02 Mar 2005 01:01:51 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Hi Charles,

I have approved your project.  You will receive an automated e-mail
containing detailed information about the approval.


Jonathan Gonzalez V. <zeus>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Tue 01 Mar 2005 06:27:14 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hello, Jonathan. I've added "copyright" to all the files like you asked. I've
looked at many different licenses and chose the GPL because it allowed for the
most freedom to alter the book. I am really not concerned with any sort of
invarient sections or cover pages. I've read both the GPL and FDL and have
concluded that the GPL is the most ideal.

And sorry about the delayed response. I'm a deployed soldier and don't have
Internet access on a regular basis. Thanks again.


Charles Edward Pax <charlie763>
Sun 27 Feb 2005 02:31:33 PM UTC, comment #2: 


I am waiting for an answer from you.

If within one week I still do not get a reply, I will remove your
project. You will still be able to register it again once you have the
time to deal with the registration issues.


Jonathan Gonzalez V. <zeus>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Mon 07 Feb 2005 03:34:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi Charles,

I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.

As I see you have a book here, did you consider the use of the GNU FDL
this it's the licensed published by the FSF for documentation, if you
want more information about it may want to look here:


On the other hand, you have the 'Copyright' word missing in all your
copyright notice, consider to fix this. If you have some doubts about
the GNU GPL, on this URL you will find some answers:


If you are willing to make the changes mentioned above, please provide
us with an URL to an updated tarball of your project.  Upon review, we
will reconsider your project for inclusion in Savannah.


Jonathan Gonzalez V. <zeus>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri 04 Feb 2005 08:32:05 PM UTC, original submission:  

Site Admin. Approval/Edition URL:


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  Introductory Physics


  GNU General Public License V2 or later

Other License:

  The intent of this project is to provide a freely available, high quality, and contemporary physics textbook, which is suitable for non-calculus and calculus-based high school physics courses as well as introductory college level courses. The book will be written in LaTeX with charts and graphs written in Gnuplot when possible. All photographs and other images will be released under a license providing equal or greater freedom of usage as that of the license under which the entire project will be licensed. The output of this project will be in PDF and may include other formats as demand necessitates.

The content of this physics textbook will be consistent with other textbooks of the same scope including Newtonian physics, waves, light, thermodynamics, etc.. The source files and output will be written in American English, but may be translated into other languages as allowed by translation resources.

The project will initially be based upon the public domain book (published in 1906) "A First Course In Physics," which will be rewritten in LaTeX by the project's director. The resulting LaTeX rewrite will then be opened for others to modernize and expand. The number of others expected to regularly contribute to the project is approximately five. The people who are expected to contribute are physics teaches like myself.

Other Software Required:
  To compile the book Gnuplot and LaTeX along with its normal macros are necessary. There are no other dependencies.

Other Comments:
  I have sent and email to -email is unavailable- with a .zip file containing the source code that I have produced so far as well as a .pdf file compiled from it. The subject line of this email is "Introductory Physics"


Charles Edward Pax <charlie763>


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file #3565:  physics-2005.02.10.zip added by charlie763 (298KiB - application/zip - Updated files as of 2005.02.10)


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Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
2005-03-07 zeus Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
2005-03-02 zeus StatusNone => Done
    Percent Complete20% => 100%
2005-03-01 charlie763 Attached File- => Added physics-2005.02.10.zip, #109
2005-02-07 zeus Should Start On- => 2005-02-07
    Should be Finished on- => 2005-02-07
    Percent Complete0% => 20%
    Assigned toNone => zeus

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