My respect for professors has plummetted

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My respect for professors has plummetted
Sep 16, 2013

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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