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Animal Locomotion : Physical Principles and Adaptations.

Author: Malcolm S. Gordon; Reinhard Blickhan; John O. Dabiri; John J. Videler.
Publisher: Milton, UNKNOWN : CRC Press, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm S. Gordon; Reinhard Blickhan; John O. Dabiri; John J. Videler.
ISBN: 1351966200 9781351966207
OCLC Number: 988756631
Description: 1 online resource (285) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Authors; Chapter 1: Basics; 1.1 Introduction ; 1.2 Life on Earth ; 1.3 Perspectives ; 1.4 Frameworks ; 1.4.1 Organization and Structure ; 1.4.2 Emergent Properties ; 1.5 Meta-Issues; 1.6 Additional Considerations ; 1.6.1 More about the Fossil Record ; 1.6.2 Scaling for Size ; 1.6.3 Statistics ; 1.6.4 Multivariate Processes ; 1.6.5 Physical Chemistry and Thermodynamics ; 1.7 Frontiers ; References. Chapter 2: Animal BiodiversityOrigins and Evolution 2.1 Introduction ; 2.2 Understanding Animal Biodiversity ; 2.2.1 Classification, Taxonomy, and Systematics ; 2.2.2 Databases ; 2.2.3 Cladistics ; 2.2.4 The Tree of Life ; 2.3 Where Animals Live and Have Lived ; 2.3.1 Ecological Niches ; 2.3.2 Habitats, Environments, and Ecosystems ; 2.4 The Record of Animal Evolution ; 2.4.1 The Geological Timescale ; 2.4.2 Plate Tectonics and Biogeography ; 2.4.3 Paleontology, Ichnology, and Taphonomy. 2.4.4 Major Features of the Record 2.5 Organic Evolution ; 2.5.1 Evolution Defined ; 2.5.2 Evolutionary Process ; 2.5.3 Speciation ; 2.5.4 Phylogeny ; 2.5.5 Adaptation ; References; Chapter 3: Swimming; 3.1 Introduction ; 3.1.1 Evolutionary Origins of Swimming ; 3.1.2 Phylogeny, Biodiversity, and Environments ; 3.1.3 Anatomy, Functional Morphology, Biomechanics, Kinematics, and Physiology ; 3.1.3.1 Anatomy ; 3.1.3.2 Functional Morphology, Biomechanics, and Kinematics ; 3.1.3.3 Physiology ; 3.1.4 Swimming Modes. 3.2 Quantifying Fluid Motion: The Lagrangian Perspective 3.2.1 Lagrangian Coherent Structures ; 3.3 Quantifying Fluid Motion: The Eulerian Perspective ; 3.3.1 Bernoulli's Equation ; 3.4 Quantifying Flow Unsteadiness ; 3.5 Scaling in Animal Swimming ; 3.5.1 Viscosity ; 3.5.2 Buoyancy ; 3.5.3 Surface Tension ; 3.5.4 Thermal Convection ; 3.6 Scaling Unsteady Flows ; 3.7 Practical Examples of Biological Scaling ; 3.7.1 Ontogenetic Scaling ; 3.7.2 Phylogenetic Scaling ; 3.8 Vorticity and Aquatic Locomotion. 3.9 A Model of Vorticity Creation during Aquatic Locomotion 3.10 Boundary Layer Separation from Aquatic Animals ; 3.10.1 Surface Shape and Motion Indicators of Flow Separation ; 3.10.2 Surface Vorticity Indicators of Flow Separation ; 3.11 Kinematics and Dynamics of Aquatic Animal Vortex Wakes ; 3.11.1 Rules Governing Wake Vortex Motion ; 3.12 Estimating Swimming Forces Based on the Animal Wake ; 3.12.1 Steady Flow ; 3.12.2 Unsteady Flow in an Infinite Volume ; 3.12.3 Unsteady Flow in a Finite Volume.

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