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New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological SystemsLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009$
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Martine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely, Martin Michael Müller, and Leticia Cugliandolo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605835

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.001.0001

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Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers

Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers

(p.3) 1 Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers
New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems

Anette E. Hosoi

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents three lectures intended as an introduction to locomotion at low Reynolds numbers. It covers swimming, crawling, and burrowing. For those who desire a more in-depth treatment, references throughout the text are included. These notes are written in an informal tone to match the lectures, which included a mix of chalk talks and PowerPoint presentations. Many of the PowerPoint slides have been reproduced here, although some copyrighted images have been omitted.

Keywords:   swimming, crawling, burrowing, locomotion, Reynolds number

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