Newbie question

1. Nov 30, 2009

Is it correct to say that following?

To calculate the distance traveled from the origin after 1 hr when the speed:

a) is a constant. Use multiplication.
b) depends on time. Use intergration.
c) depends on distance from the starting point. Use differential equations.

2. Nov 30, 2009

Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
Welcome to physics forums.
I suppose you could say that. However, technically, you are solving differential equations (and hence using integration) in all three cases.