I recently changed my major to Physics (from Computer Engineering) and love the subject. However, there is a problem. Even after doing tons of problems at home to study, there are questions on test that I just can't wrap my head around. The way I try to solve problems is to set them up without any numbers, only with variables, v for velocity etc and find a general equations. However, I often find myself in algebraic conundrums which take forever to solve (ie Quadratic Forumla). I'm actually quite good at math. I understand all the concepts like the back of my hand. I have friends who can do these problems without studying nearly as much as me. Am I just not cut out for Physics? What can I do to help my problem solving skills? It's very discouraging, having changed my major to something which inspires me and which I love, only to find that I may not be capable of doing it. Please help.