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Animal Locomotion$
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Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198743156

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001

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Physical and Biological Properties and Principles

Physical and Biological Properties and Principles

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Physical and Biological Properties and Principles
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Animal Locomotion
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Andrew A. Biewener, Shelia N. Patek
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198743156.003.0001

Studies of animal locomotion are grounded in an understanding of the physical principles that govern how animals move and properties of the media through which they move. These studies, in turn, explain why certain biological devices, such as a wing or a fin, share features that have evolved for movement within their particular fluid environments. In this chapter, we examine the role of the environment and the fundamentals of loading and forces in animal mechanics. We offer a quick review of scaling analyses as well as the key dimensions and units used in this book to assist with your appreciation of the information.

Keywords:   physics, energetics, biomechanical properties, safety factors, scaling, dimensions, units

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