To live is to move. In this book we consider locomotion, motion of organs, motion of fluids around the body as in swimming and flying, and motion of fluids inside the body, such as gas in respiration, blood in circulation, body fluids in tissues. We then go on to consider stresses in the body, the effect of stresses on the physiological function of the organs, the pathological development when stresses are either too large or too small, and biological reaction to stresses in the phenomenon of growth and change.


Stride Length Level Walking Front Crawl Ground Friction Forward Rotation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. C. Fung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science/BioengineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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