What are common software to assist in solving mechanical engineering problems?
MatLab, Excel, any means of programming, any calculator, any technical drawing software, and SymboLab.
What is the difference between the limit definition of a function f(x) and the derivative of a function?
They ultimately have the same output the only difference is the implementation of limits and the lack of use in skipping steps via calculus rules.
What is the importance of initial conditions for differential equations?
Initial conditions allow us to define specific solutions for our differential equations.