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  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.
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  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2


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    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.
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