From the preface to Physics for Mathematicians:
In addition to presenting the advanced physics, which mathematicians find so easy, I also want to explore the workings of elementary physics, and mysterious maneuvers — which physicists seem to find so natural — by which one reduces a complicated physical problem to a simple mathematical question, which I have always found so hard to fathom.
That’s exactly how I feel about physics. I’m comfortable with differential equations and manifolds. It’s blocks and pulleys that kick my butt.