Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Newbie question

  1. Nov 30, 2009 #1
    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. jcsd
  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2

    Hootenanny

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    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.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook