I have several questions, so hope no one minds me putting them in one thread. I am an undergrad, going into my sophomore year. I recently decided to double major in physics and math. I got my textbooks early so that I could begin studying the material. I'm progressing rather well, reading at least a few sections per day. My problem though is once I get to the practice problems at the end of the chapter. There seem to be a few pages of them. Since I'm obviously not taking the course until the fall, there are no assigned problems, so I don't know whether to do all of them, or just a fair sampling. The material's not difficult yet, but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything. I also am thinking about doing my own study separate from the course work. do you think this would be a good idea, or not? I'm usually quite fast at understanding things, especially when it comes to science and math, so I don't really think doing my own study would add too much stress. I mean, this course seems just to start with the basics, but I don't know how far it goes. The course is called General Analytical Physics I. If studying on my own would not be a problem, what would you recommend starting with? Essentially, I would like to go at a faster pace than what I think this course will provide in the beginning. I am a very fast learner, and get impatient if things are going too slowly. That's why I got the textbook already. OK, my third question is about studying. I'm not very big on studying, and I'm trying to change that. I really didn't have to study my first two semesters, even when I took Calculus I and C++ (computer science), and I came out with a 4.0. But I know things will get more difficult, so I'm trying to develop the self-discipline now to study enough. So, my question is, how much should someone with such majors study per day, on average? I know it varies and depends on the individual, but I need something to work toward. My goal is both to maintain my grades and to retain the understanding of the important material. My long-term goal is to then get my masters and doctorate, and do either research, teach at a university, or likely both. I have high standards and high goals, so want to make sure I have a good foundation on which to build. Sorry for the differing questions, but I feel weird starting one thread after another.