Mechanics of Swimming and Flying

Author: Stephen Childress

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521280716

Category: Mathematics

Page: 155

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This book provides a clear and concise summary of the fluid dynamics of the locomotion of living organisms. The biological phenomena described in detail range from the swimming of bacteria and fish to the flying of insects and birds. The breadth of treatment requires the study of two basic fluid-dynamical regimes. In the first case, that of small organisms, the viscosity of the fluid is paramount in deciding the most effective swimming strategy. However, for larger insects, birds, and most fish, the viscosity of the air or water may be treated as if it were zero, and resulting mechanisms of propulsion are very different. Both these types are studied, with emphasis on the unsteady character of natural movements. Written for the advanced student, this volume assumes familiarity with basic fluid mechanics, although some elementary topics are included. It will be readily accessible to students of applied mathematics and biologists who have engineering or physics backgrounds.

Perspectives in Ecological Theory

Author: Jonathan Roughgarden,Robert M. May,Simon A. Levin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400860180

Category: Science

Page: 404

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This volume presents an overview of current accomplishments and future directions in ecological theory. The twenty-three chapters cover a broad range of important topics, from the physiology and behavior of individuals or groups of organisms, through population dynamics and community structure, to the ecology of ecosystems and the geochemical cycles of the entire biosphere. The authors focus on ways in which theory, whether expressed mathematically or verbally, can contribute to defining and solving fundamental problems in ecology. A second aim is to highlight areas where dialogue between theorists and empiricists is likely to be especially rewarding. The authors are R. M. Anderson, C. W. Clark, M. L. Cody, J. E. Cohen, P. R. Ehrlich, M. W. Feldman, M. E. Gilpin, L. J. Gross, M. P. Hassell, H. S. Horn, P. Kareiva, M.A.R. Koehl, S. A. Levin, R. M. May, L. D. Mueller, R. V. O'Neill, S. W. Pacala, S. L. Pimm, T. M. Powell, H. R. Pulliam, J. Roughgarden, W. H. Schlesinger, H. H. Shugart, S. M. Stanley, J. H. Steele, D. Tilman, J. Travis, and D. L. Urban. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Microbiorobotics

Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems

Author: Minjun Kim,Anak Agung Julius,U Kei Cheang

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0323430198

Category: Science

Page: 290

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Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems, Second Edition presents information on a new engineering discipline that takes a multidisciplinary approach to accomplish precise manipulation of microscale spaces. Microorganisms have evolved various mechanisms to thrive in microscale environments and are therefore a useful tool for use in many applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques, to cellular manipulation. In the context of microrobotics, biological microrobots can directly harness the microorganisms for propulsive and sensing power and synthetic microrobots can mimic the microorganisms’ motions for effective locomotion. This second edition covers new advances and insights that have emerged in recent years. Several new chapters have been added on important new research areas, with existing chapters thoroughly revised. In particular, increased coverage is given to fluid dynamics of microswimmers in nature. Gives the reader an understanding of the fundamental changes in dynamics and fabrication techniques in the microenvironment Offers a unique two-pronged approach to microrobotics from a biological perspective, i.e. bioinspired engineering design of biological systems to accomplish engineering tasks Introduces an interdisciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

7th International Conference, Living Machines 2018, Paris, France, July 17–20, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Vasiliki Vouloutsi,José Halloy,Anna Mura,Michael Mangan,Nathan Lepora,Tony J. Prescott,Paul F.M.J. Verschure

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319959727

Category: Computers

Page: 551

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2018, held in Paris, France, in July 2018.The 40 full and 18 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. The theme of the conference targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that seeks to interface biological and artificial systems to create biohybrid systems.

Stochastic Foundations in Movement Ecology

Anomalous Diffusion, Front Propagation and Random Searches

Author: Vicenç Méndez,Daniel Campos,Frederic Bartumeus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642390102

Category: Science

Page: 310

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This book presents the fundamental theory for non-standard diffusion problems in movement ecology. Lévy processes and anomalous diffusion have shown to be both powerful and useful tools for qualitatively and quantitatively describing a wide variety of spatial population ecological phenomena and dynamics, such as invasion fronts and search strategies. Adopting a self-contained, textbook-style approach, the authors provide the elements of statistical physics and stochastic processes on which the modeling of movement ecology is based and systematically introduce the physical characterization of ecological processes at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels. The explicit definition of these levels and their interrelations is particularly suitable to coping with the broad spectrum of space and time scales involved in bio-ecological problems. Including numerous exercises (with solutions), this text is aimed at graduate students and newcomers in this field at the interface of theoretical ecology, mathematical biology and physics.

Federation Proceedings

Author: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1942- include proceedings of the American Physiological Society.

FEDSM2006

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fluids Engineering Division,American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fluids Engineering Division. Summer Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780791847510

Category: Fluid dynamics

Page: N.A

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Rheophysics

The Deformation and Flow of Matter

Author: Patrick Oswald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Addresses problems involving the flow of matter for researchers and graduate students in physics, engineering, and materials science.

Mathematics of Genome Analysis

Author: Jerome K. Percus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521585262

Category: Mathematics

Page: 139

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The massive research effort known as the Human Genome Project is an attempt to record the sequence of the three trillion nucleotides that make up the human genome and to identify individual genes within this sequence. While the basic effort is of course a biological one, the description and classification of sequences also lend themselves naturally to mathematical and statistical modeling. This short textbook on the mathematics of genome analysis presents a brief description of several ways in which mathematics and statistics are being used in genome analysis and sequencing. It will be of interest not only to students but also to professional mathematicians curious about the subject.

An Introduction to Mathematical Taxonomy

Author: G. Dunn,B. S. Everitt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151360

Category: Science

Page: 160

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For students of mathematical biology, an introduction to taxonomic characters, measurement of similarity, analysis of principal components, multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, identification and assignment techniques, and the construction of evolutionary trees.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Mathematical Biology

An Introduction with Maple and Matlab

Author: Ronald W. Shonkwiler,James Herod

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387709843

Category: Science

Page: 551

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This text presents mathematical biology as a field with a unity of its own, rather than only the intrusion of one science into another. The book focuses on problems of contemporary interest, such as cancer, genetics, and the rapidly growing field of genomics.