Originally Posted by **serpicojr**

I'm sure the folks in the physics forum are fully capable of doing the mathematical manipulations for you. They may be more interested in doing so, in fact, as they may have some desire to see the end product. FOr future reference, mathematicians don't jump up and down when asked to take square roots or eliminate variables.

On a related note, if you want to be a good physicist, I feel that you should be able to do the calculations yourself. Feel free to come up with a handful of physicists who made it big despite having poor mathematical foundations, I'll just come back with major physicists with solid grasps of mathematics and, moreover, mathematical giants who have made fundamental contributions to physics.