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    The Integral of Position

    In Calculus I've worked with position, velocity, acceleration, and sometimes jerk, moving from one to another using differentiation and integration. However, one thing I have always wondered about yet never asked is, What is the integral of position? Does this quantity have any meaning? Who's rate of change is position? If anyone could help me it would be much appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander314 View Post
    In Calculus I've worked with position, velocity, acceleration, and sometimes jerk, moving from one to another using differentiation and integration. However, one thing I have always wondered about yet never asked is, What is the integral of position? Does this quantity have any meaning? Who's rate of change is position? If anyone could help me it would be much appreciated.


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    As far as Physics is concerned there is nothing that is defined as the time integral of the position. However just by looking at the units we can speculate that this has something to do with impulse: I/m has the same units as your quantity.

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