ok. i am taking an "INTRODUCTION" physics class. I have never taken physics in my life before. the requirements for this class are high school algebra with a C or better (which i got) and the guy throws story problems at us and doesnt explain how to solve them or the formulas. is this normal for an introduction class? take this for example: Consult Multiple-Concept Example 5 in order to review a model for solving this problem. A hot-air balloon is rising upward with a constant speed of 3.08 m/s. When the balloon is 7.51 m above the ground, the balloonist accidentally drops a compass over the side of the balloon. How much time elapses before the compass hits the ground? Number 1.59 Units s is it just me that's retarded, or are the requirements for this course much higher than they are listed?