Newton’s Laws of Motion | |

Derivatives (1) (2) (3) | We consider the acceleration, a, to be a constant. We like to get three differential equations. Acceleration is the rate of change of velocity, that is, the derivative of velocity with respect to time. Velocity is the rate of change of distance x, or the first derivative of distance with respect of time. We can use the for getting the differential equation (3).Chain rule |

From (1), we get: dv = a dtOn integrating both sides, we get:\ v – u = at\ v = u + at (4) | In the definite integral on L.H.S., the lower limit, u, is the initial velocity and the upper limit, v, is the final velocity. And on the R.H.S., the upper limit, t, is the total time the particle traveled and the initial time is t = 0. Equation (4) is the First law of motion. |

From (2) and (4), we get: dx = (u + at) dtOn integrating both sides, we get:\ \ (5) | The upper limit of the left integral, s, is the total distance the particle traveled. The initial distance is zero. The upper limit of the right integral is the total time. u and a are constants here. Equation (5) is the Second law of motion. |

From (3) above, v dv = a dxOn integrating both sides, we get: \ (6) | On the L.H.S., the upper limit, v, is the finial velocity and the lower limit, u, is the initial velocity. Equation (6) is the Third law of motion. |

the Chain rule for getting the differential equation