How can calculus help us in physics?

posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:21 AM by Barbara Fortunato
2: W 10/18

Today, for those who haven't completed a calculus course yet, we'll talk about the basics of derivatives and integrals, and see how this would help us with kinematics problems.  You'll be grouped heterogeneously in small groups to learn about derivatives and integrals are.  We'll look particularly at position vs. time graphs and velocity vs. time graphs.  

Homework:  If you have issues understanding how calculus applies to kinematics, rewatch some videos from the past week or read the textbook Chapter 2.