Well, I'm a junior in high school and I decided to take Physics. A regular introductory class where the highest level of math that our class knows is Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry. But our teacher is insane. He gives us problem sets as if we're AP Physics. He gives no notes, no textbooks. He tells us to think and use any resource such as library or internet to help us. So far in the year, I've been getting answers and some help from the AP Physics people, but I really want to learn how to do it on my own. Here is the current one we're given. And again, I don't know any formulas or terminology except the very VERY basic ones such as torque or work. http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb123/PrznKing/scan0007.jpg http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb123/PrznKing/scan0008.jpg I don't need to get the answer for this. But on these forums, where do I look (which forums) that can help me solve it myself?? And if you can, tell me if I'm being a baby or these problems are too hard for an introductory Physics class.