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Published by Springer Japan in Tokyo .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mechanics,
  • Physics

Book details:

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From a mechanical perspective, an animal"s shape and the topological connection of its organs are important factors in locomotion. This book describes the physical relationships between form, habitat, way of life, and movement in living creatures. It includes in-depth mechanical and mathematical analyses of the way in which creatures move about, and it also investigates dispersal modes of plants and animals within the framework of flying and swimming. The book is written from the viewpoint of mechanics, specifically fluid dynamics and flight dynamics, rather than from that of physiology and ecology. It will prove a useful reference for aeronautical and mechanical engineers as well as for biologists who use mechanical analyses in the study of behaviour, function, and locomotion.

Edition Notes

Statementby Akira Azuma
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC120-168.85, QA808.2
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (xviii, 265 pages 273 illustrations)
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27021303M
ISBN 104431682120, 4431682104
ISBN 109784431682127, 9784431682103
OCLC/WorldCa851379870

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The biokinetics of flying and swimming. [Akira Azuma] -- This text sheds light on the physical relationships among habitat, form, and mode of movement in living creatures. It reviews results of theoretical and empirical research carried out by various. 1 Introduction.- Form and Locomotion.- Dynamic Similarity.- 2 Dragging, Floating, and Jumping.- Terminal Speed of Free-falling Bodies.- Drifting in Air.- Drifting in Water.- Jumping and Free Falling.- 3 Flight by Gliding.- Wing Characteristics.- Gliding Flight in Birds.- Wind Effects on Gliding Flight.- Auxiliary Devices.- Other Forms of Gliding Flight.- Rotary Seeds.- 4 . It follows "Bio-mechanisms of Animals in Swimming and Flying" published in including 11 chapters. This time, the book includes 31 chapters on the latest researches into natural autonomous systems and locomotion in both flying and swimming organisms.   Each of the two main parts of the book, Flying Dynamics and Swimming Dynamics, is written from the viewpoint of mechanics, specifically fluid dynamics, rather than from the viewpoint of physiology and ecology. Thus the chapters and sections are organized according to mechanical, not biological principles/5(2).

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