People often say that physics is a very difficult subject and the reason they say this, is usually because, the questions at times seem almost impossible to solve, however this simply isn't true. This lack of confidence when faced with a challenging physics question is often simple a result of just not understanding the correct methodology of problem solving. I this post I will attempt to list all of the steps that I personally use when working with physics problems:
NB. The main algebra skills to brush up on are:
Once you internalise the seven steps I have outlined above I believe your physics nightmares will soon be over and that you can confidently approach any physics related question and maybe you can even apply some of these steps to help solve real world problems.