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So, with my 8 dollar "University Physics" book, I scanned through to the "challenge problems" (which only take about a minute or two of thought to complete). One of the problems had me analyze certain properties of the equation (showing a velocity dependent force):

m(dv/dt)= Cv

^{2}

So, with all my arrogance and background, I tackled this problem. However, I soon became infuriated by the fact that I could not integrate the RHS with respect to time! I drastically manipulated differentials, but it was of no use! This simple problem had stumped me!

Then, about an hour after I had given up in despair, I realized that the left hand side of the equation existed and that I could divide by the v

^{2}term to separate the variables. Wow. Just... wow. Does anybody else have these discouragingly terrible brain farts?