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Homework Help: Simple Questions of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Jun 18, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Explain the concept of derivative and its role in mechanical engineering.

    Explain the concept of integral and its role in mechanical engineering.

    How should I answer this questions? Can anyone give me some guideline to answer this question?
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Jun 18, 2007 #2


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    Well, tell us what is your understanding/concept of a derivative and an integral.
  4. Jun 18, 2007 #3
    one needs maths everywhere. fluid dynamics can be an example in mechanical engineering where one needs maths
  5. Jul 2, 2007 #4
    this may not be helpful, in fact you probably know more calculus than i do... derivative is the slope of a tangent to a curve. integral is the area under a curve methinks...
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