# Review of Calculus Principles

In order to *understand* dynamics, you are going to have to *understand* basic principles of integral and derivative calculus. For this reason, I have posted some notes on derivatives and integrals. When you understand the principles, you should be able to complete the practice problems I have included.

#### Reference Material

This document discusses how to think about the derivative and integral, based on the definitions of the operations.

I have created video versions of parts of the calculus review in case you prefer to listen/watch the material, rather than read: Definition of Derivative; Check Your Understanding of Derivative; Check Your Understanding of Integral.

#### Practice Problems

To help you understand differentiation and integration at a level that will help you understand dynamics, you should try answering these four practice problems.

#### Answers to Practice Problems

After you work out the practice problems you should check your answers. I have answers posted in two formats below. The PDFs are there if you want a quick look at the answers. I have also posted videos in case you want to hear my explanation.

**Video for Problem A:**

**Video for Problem B:**

**Video for Problem C:**

**Video for Problem D:**