The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming

  • Akira¬†Azuma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
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    Pages 1-8
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    Pages 19-75
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    Pages 77-154
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    Pages 155-174
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    Pages 175-216
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    Pages 217-240
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 247-265

About this book


From a mechanical perspective, an animal's shape and the topological connection of its organs are important factors in locomotion. This book describes the physical relationships between form, habitat, way of life, and movement in living creatures. It includes in-depth mechanical and mathematical analyses of the way in which creatures move about, and it also investigates dispersal modes of plants and animals within the framework of flying and swimming. The book is written from the viewpoint of mechanics, specifically fluid dynamics and flight dynamics, rather than from that of physiology and ecology. It will prove a useful reference for aeronautical and mechanical engineers as well as for biologists who use mechanical analyses in the study of behaviour, function, and locomotion.


Biofluid Dynamics Fluid Dynamics Swimming Dynamics biomechanics dynamics kinetics mechanics physiology plants

Authors and affiliations

  • Akira¬†Azuma
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TokyoSaiwai-ku, Kawasaki 210Japan

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