Hold your bike, Beki!

Classical Mechanics Level 3

In a rainy day, Beki rides her faulty mountain bicycle on an irregular terrain. When she achieves a certain velocity, the bike starts shaking and breaks. She realizes the problem is resonance. She goes home and fixes the bike. The next day, a sunny one, she goes to the same place again and rides faster than the day before to avoid resonance. But, as before, the bike trembles again and breaks. Calculate the sum of the velocities in the rainy and the sunny days in Km/h.

Details and Assumptions

  1. The distance between A and B is 25 cm

  2. Temperature of the rainy day: 290 K

  3. Temperature of the sunny day: 300 K

  4. Assume the resonance frequency varies with the temperature due to dilatation and follows this function: \( f(T)=\left[ \frac { 1 }{ 9 } \times \frac { T }{ \left\{ K \right\} } -\frac { 260 }{ 9 } \right] \left\{ Hz \right\} \)

f is the resonance frequency. The K and Hz in braces are just for the dimension to be correct.

This problem was inspired in something my teacher said and in this site: Resonance and Damping


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