My respect for professors has plummetted

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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My respect for professors has plummetted
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My son just started college, going into Mechanical Engineering.

First semester has calculus and physics.  Just basic classes.  beginning physics and calculus hasn't changed for 100 years or more.  I could pull out my text books from 25 years ago and they would be perfectly adequate.

Don't get me wrong, if a professor writes a book that adds something to the field of study or shows new insight, then I can see the professor requiring a new book and making some money on it.  But beginning physics and calculus......  give me a break..  We are talking higher education mafia.

How much do you think beginning physics books and calculus books are running these days?

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