This is a question I'v got about calculus after doing my bachelors in engineering degree.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So you can integrate an acceleration graph to get velocity, and integrate a velocity graph to get distance.

Integrating a graph can be done by easily finding the area under the graph.

This applies to all polynomial graphs.

So what about analog type recorded information graphs.

Say if you were kidnapped and driven around Rio de Jarinro (a made up city that is just one giant long road going into the Amazon) in the boot of a car with only an accelerometer in your pocket recording an acceleration time graph. If you used a program on your computer to work out the area under the graph, would this plot velocity, and then distance?

If so, what maths programs can measure the area under an analog graph?

Thanks,

neb

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