Hey people. This may seem naive, but I have a few questions to ask about Physics education in college. I live in a part of the US that doesn't exactly have excellent resources to lend to education, so I received a pretty substandard education from grades 3-8. I did learn to read really well, and an very thankful for that, but math was complete crap. I pretty much relied on my grandmother to teach me algebra. So when I went to High School, I was (am) in the top say, 10% of my class. When I took regular HS physics in junior year, a lot of it was troublesome, but I got by. Now I'm in AP Physics and the teacher is pretty inaccessible, (that's a big reason why I've been posting Homework questions in the forum here! ) But anyway, I'm so lost in this class that I've pretty much given up on the AP test. I want at the moment to go into a career in physics, as it really does interest me (I stayed up late reading "The Fabric of the Cosmos!). But right now, I've decided that the best thing to do is to try to learn as much as I can with what little resources I have at the moment, and not really worry about scoring well on the AP test. I was recently admitted to the University of Wisconsin, and I am wondering what opportunities would I have in college to catch up with others who are interested in physics. It is really demoralizing when my teacher tells us that a problem on the AP test needs to be done in 70 sec. or less, and the entire class can't do one in a whole period (50 mins). For me especially, since I'm struggling with very basic concepts (like solving parabolic velocity problems by splitting up vectors into components), and the class is supposed to be studying harmonic frequencies. Sorry for being SO long winded, I thought the more info I gave, the better someone would be able to answer my question. How accessible are professors in college, (esp math and physics one), how much extra help will they give you, what kind of study groups are there, etc. Basically, what resources are there for me to use to improve my understanding of physics? Thanks a WHOLE lot!