The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 53–57 | Cite as

Dynamics of quadrupedal locomotion

  • Alston S. Householder


O. Fischer's dynamical equations for unbranched systems in two dimensions are extended to the branched systems exhibited by a quadruped.


Biophysics Volume Total Kinetic Energy Small Letter Mathematical Biophysics Muscular Force 
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  • Alston S. Householder
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  1. 1.The University of ChicagoUSA

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