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Mechanics of Swimming and Flying

Stephen Childress
Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 
1981
Number of Pages: 
168
Format: 
Paperback
Series: 
Cambridge Studies in Mathematical Biology 2
Price: 
43.00
ISBN: 
978-0521280716
Category: 
Monograph
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Preface; 1. General considerations; 2. The Stokesian realm; 3. Swimming of a sheet; 4. The biology of low-Reynolds-number locomotion; 5. Resistive-force theory of flagellar propulsion; 6. Analysis of the flagellum; 7. Ciliary propulsion; 8. The Eulerian realm: the inertial force; 9. The Eulerian realm: the vortex force; 10. The swimming of fish; 11. Some aspects of the aerodynamics of birds and insects; 12. Interactions; References; Index.

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