I am currently attending a community college and i am enrolled in physics 4c (waves, thermo, quantum mechanics, optics, nuclear physics ) and math 3c (last calc class) and i have just realized that, I haven't been able to do any of this work (this and last semester) without my friend (who i study 100% of the time with, and a lot of time i might add). I got really sick of getting stuff wrong as i always do yesterday and i left. So i started to do some simple plug and chug problems and i couldn't figure them out, even wit the solutions. My friend gets this stuff very quickly and figures it all out and i am just sitting there trying and failing. Then he tells me how and i get it. I don't know what to do. Ranting Below Not informative at all he finished all of these two chapters of homework yesterday while i finished one problem, and sat and did nothing the rest of day. Then today he studied the chapters, i on the other hand have finished two problems. not including the one that i finished yesterday and i was only able to do it with the solutions. these problems are not even hard, no intense solving 9 variables with 9 equations, just one equation, might have to change a variable or two to something else, that's it. my teacher is horrible though. he is the worst teacher i have ever had. he is working on his dissertation and doesn't do much work for the class. while in lab, my group was waiting for our experiment to cool down and he came over and sat with us and was like " o yea im finding it hard to find fun things to do now. all i have to do is finish this dissertation and im done. ya, last week i went scuba diving and salsa dancing." i have even watched two of the MIT lectures on youtube about thermodynamics and they were amazing, compared to him. i have just been reading the book and this book is intensely dense.