This is my first semester at uni so, I am also enrolled in my first physics class. It is an honors mechanics class. So far, there have been 2 problem sets of around 20 questions. The questions in the problem sets are orders of magnitude more difficult than anything covered in class. It comes to a point where the material covered in class is almost trivial in aiding one to solve the hw problems. As someone who is an aspiring physicist, this is rather discouraging. Sometimes it will take me an hour to solve a single problem, sometimes I try for an hour and in the end, make no progress towards a solution. Is this a reoccurring trend in all physics classes? Is it only characteristic of introductory physics classes? Has anyone else had similar experiences?