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Im not here to ask about a homework problem or anything. I just need to figure out a method of solving these problems. I just cant get it no matter how much i try. Im a senior working toward my BS in physics. I have 3 classes left till i graduate (after this semester) and I have no problems with other classes just this one (all A's this semester so far). I know a major part of it is that i have a lousy professor. i had him for modern atomic physics and statics and ive always done bad in his classes. and i got him for quantum mechanics next semester too lol. anyways, i been seeing a tutor to solve homework problems and have him explain things to me. whenever im there, the problems seem so easy and make perfect sence to me. but then when i try to go do them on my own i always get stuck so easily. the book is pretty crappy too so reading it virtually never helps me. we got a test coming up on thursday and i really need to do good on it. it will cover sections 3/6 & 3/7 work energy applications, 3/9 & 3/10 impulse momentum applications, and 3/13 central force motion from our book "Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics" 6th ed. by Meriam & Kraige. i honestly havent even gotten into 3/13 yet (he just assigned it last class). but i have been working through problems in the other sections. i want to be able to work these problems until i can do them in my sleep, but i feel like im getting nowhere. so are theres any tools or tips you guys have for solving these types of problems? i know this is kindof a broad question, but i honestly will consider any advise at this point lol. thanx in advance.