Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding

Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding

by Stephen Childress
     
 

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This volume developed from a Workshop on Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding which was held at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota, from June 1-5, 2010. The subject matter ranged widely from observational data to theoretical mechanics, and reflected the broad scope of

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This volume developed from a Workshop on Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding which was held at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota, from June 1-5, 2010. The subject matter ranged widely from observational data to theoretical mechanics, and reflected the broad scope of the workshop. In both the prepared presentations and in the informal discussions, the workshop engaged exchanges across disciplines and invited a lively interaction between modelers and observers.

The articles in this volume were invited and fully refereed. They provide a representative if necessarily incomplete account of the field of natural locomotion during a period of rapid growth and expansion. The papers presented at the workshop, and the contributions to the present volume, can be roughly divided into those pertaining to swimming on the scale of marine organisms, swimming of microorganisms at low Reynolds numbers, animal flight, and sliding and other related examples of locomotion.

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ISBN-13:
9781461439967
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/14/2012
Series:
IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications Series, #155
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.30(d)

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