Arg, I just started in on 'real physics' and am taking mechanics this semester but the problem is I don't understand it. Our damn physics department recently transitioned to a new more interactive program, which to them means tossing out the textbook and giving us conceptual videos to watch before the lecture. They spend the actual lecture doing ridiculously simple problems and then give us very difficult computational online homework. I've watched every single video and there is not nearly enough information contained in it to be able to solve the online homework and no additional recommended reading. The online homework offers 'tips' in the form of hints to solve the problems but I feel like I'm muddling through the subject and learning more equation-plugging than anything else. What should I do? This is going to be my major, for christ's sake and I already hate the vagueness and hand-wavey nature of how it's being taught.