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Life in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology of Flow - Revised and Expanded Second Edition / Edition 2

Life in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology of Flow - Revised and Expanded Second Edition / Edition 2

by Steven VogelSteven Vogel
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Both a landmark text and reference book, Steven Vogel's Life in Moving Fluids has also played a catalytic role in research involving the applications of fluid mechanics to biology. In this revised edition, Vogel continues to combine humor and clear explanations as he addresses biologists and general readers interested in biological fluid mechanics, offering updates on the field over the last dozen years and expanding the coverage of the biological literature. His discussion of the relationship between fluid flow and biological design now includes sections on jet propulsion, biological pumps, swimming, blood flow, and surface waves, and on acceleration reaction and Murray’s law. This edition contains an extensive bibliography for readers interested in designing their own experiments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691026169
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/21/1996
Series: Princeton Paperbacks
Edition description: Revised and Expanded Second
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steven Vogel is James B. Duke Professor in the Department of Zoology at Duke University. He is the author of Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants (Princeton), for which he won the Jean and Irving Stone Science Writing Award, and Vital Circuits: A Popular Account of Circulatory Systems.

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Ch. 1Remarks at the Start3
Ch. 2What Is a Fluid and How Much So16
Ch. 3Neither Hiding nor Crossing Streamlines32
Ch. 4Pressure and Momentum50
Ch. 5Drag, Scale, and the Reynolds Number81
Ch. 6The Drag of Simple Shapes and Sessile Systems106
Ch. 7Shape and Drag: Motile Animals132
Ch. 8Velocity Gradients and Boundary Layers156
Ch. 9Life in Velocity Gradients174
Ch. 10Making and Using Vortices204
Ch. 11Lift, Airfoils, Gliding, and Soaring230
Ch. 12The Thrust of Flying and Swimming262
Ch. 13Flows within Pipes and Other Structures290
Ch. 14Internal Flows in Organisms308
Ch. 15Flow at Very Low Reynolds Numbers331
Ch. 16Unsteady Flows362
Ch. 17Flow at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces378
Ch. 18Do It Yourself398
List of Symbols403
Bibliography and Index of Citations407
Subject Index441

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