I'm on here because I need help with my physics homework, but I"m not searching for answers. Currently I"m taking physics 201 at Midlands Technical College in SC, and we're using Physics: Principles with Applications by Douglas Giancoli 6th edition. My question regarding physics is, the word problems..does anyone have any suggestions as to approach them? I do not find the mathematics portion of this class hard by any means. It's just setting up the problems and going from there. I've got the solutions manual with this book so I have complete access to the solutions, however this does not help me when it comes around to test time. I'm prepared to put in a number of hours to understand the material in detail, however I'm lost as to where to start. Are there any systematic approaches to physics problems? I tend to convert every unit of measurement to metric as the first step, but try to keep the significant figures as long as possible to avoid rounding error. Second I write out every piece of detail I know in the problem and the formulas for velocity, as well as displacement. any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you again, and sorry about such a long post.