has anyone else noticed this trend? It seems like every new edition that comes out has been dumbed down more than the last one, and expects less from the reader. I noticed this in the thread on haliday and resnick, the older editions are spoken og in high regard, while practically every person who is stuck with the new "fundamentals of physics" thinks that it is overly simplified. And agian in the thread on mechanics testbooks, apparently the "bible" of intermediate texts has been ruined in a recent edition. I know that alo of undergrad programs just pick up the latet edition of whatever book they've been using for the past 20 years so could this trend cause an overall dumbing down of physics curriculuums?