A cyclist moving on a level road

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a cyclist is moving on a level road at 4m/s stops pedaling and lets the wheels comes to rest the retardation of cycle has 2 components a constant 0.08m/s^2 due to friction in working parts and resistance of 0.02v^2/m where v is speed in m/s and distance tranversed by the cycle before it comes to rest.(log 5=1.6)

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Homework Statement



a cyclist is moving on a level road at 4m/s stops pedaling and lets the wheels comes to rest the retardation of cycle has 2 components a constant 0.08m/s^2 due to friction in working parts and resistance of 0.02v^2/m where v is speed in m/s and distance tranversed by the cycle before it comes to rest.(log 5=1.6)

You understand that this is a differential equation right. You need to write an equation in the form:

[tex]\frac{dv}{dt} = -f(v)[/tex]
Are you able to write this equation? This is your starting point.


BTW. f(v) here is the total retardation as a function of velocity.
 
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yes after that i do not know what to do
 
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yes after that i do not know what to do

Rewrite it as:

[tex]\frac{dt}{dv} = \frac{-1}{f(v)}[/tex]

and integrate.
 
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yes after that i do not know what to do

Are you saying you do not know how to solve a differential equation?

RGV
 
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Homework Statement



a cyclist is moving on a level road at 4m/s stops pedaling and lets the wheels comes to rest the retardation of cycle has 2 components a constant 0.08m/s^2 due to friction in working parts and resistance of 0.02v^2/m where v is speed in m/s and distance tranversed by the cycle before it comes to rest.(log 5=1.6)

2. Homework Equations



The Attempt at a Solution



yes after that i do not know what to do
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norhh
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finally got it thanks
 

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