I'm a Computer Engineering major, but when I was in high school I was a very poor student. I didn't pay attention and I didn't think I was capable of succeeding in classes like Math and Science so I just didn't care. I'm much older now and a bit wiser, and because I'm back in school, I realize I may have some potential.
I've always loved science and math but never appreciated it. I left high school knowing only pre-algebra. Now 8 years later I taught myself Algebra through reading and practice, and started attending a community college and placed directly into their Pre-calc class without any Algebra classes. I successfully passed Pre-Calc, Calculus 1 and currently in Calculus 2 all with A's.
I've never taken a Physics course before, but I'm extremely interested in the topic. Will my success in Math translate into success with my upcoming physics courses (calculus based physics is where I'll be starting)?
Is there anyway to prepare to learn physics so that I have a higher chance of succeeding in the course? How much of understanding physics is just natural ability?