Elastic Mechanisms in Animal Movement

Elastic Mechanisms in Animal Movement

by R. McNeill Alexander

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ISBN-13: 9780521349680
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1988
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Elastic materials; 2. Springs as muscle antagonists; 3. Springs as energy stores: running; 4. Springs as energy stores: swimming and flight; 5. Fibre-wound animals; 6. Springs as catapults; 7. Suspension springs and shock absorbers; 8. Springs and control; 9. Springs and size; References; Index.

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