Hello. So I consider myself to be thoughtful and curious about my schoolwork, but to the point that it drives me mad. I get caught up over proving physics rules, checking the derivatives, understanding the "visuals" behind the integrals as best I can. I certainly don't aspire to be a student who simply plugs in formulas, but sometimes I run out of time before an exam and rush my studies. It takes me hours to get through physics chapters, while my friends seem to just "accept it all" and tell me to not struggle so much with the material. It makes me agitated and then I just feel slow.... And I am only in freshman engineering physics, currently in electromagnetism. So my questions are: 1) Is it ok that I am taking my time to get through the basics? I am worried because even though I take so long to read the book, I still have trouble remembering concepts and the associated math by the next week... 2) Is it ok that these electromagnetism concepts (especially Voltage) are DIFFICULT to visualize? And the math equations make zero sense sometimes. For example, dividing distance by time creates an inherent concept of speed. And when it comes to graphing velocity, I can imagine a little runner moving faster, slower etc. For Electric fields, the pictures of electric fields make sense, but the equation of dividing Force by the Main Charge doesn't help me paint a picture. VOLTAGE is a whole other problem... potential energy divided by a unit of charge...I trust the math but it doesn't seem natural. I am mainly concerned about my "mental struggling" and tendency to be skeptical. Thank you for your advice, anecdotes, stories, explanations, or any answer at all.