The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications

Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces

Swimming, Flying, and Sliding

Editors: Childress, S., Hosoi, A., Schultz, W.W., Wang, J. (Eds.)

  • Invited and refereed volume

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This volume developed from a Workshop on Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding which was held at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota, from June 1-5, 2010.  The subject matter ranged widely from observational data to theoretical mechanics, and reflected the broad scope of the workshop.  In both the prepared presentations and in the informal discussions, the workshop engaged exchanges across disciplines and invited a lively interaction between modelers and observers.

 

The articles in this volume were invited and fully refereed. They provide a representative if necessarily incomplete account of the field of natural locomotion during a period of rapid growth and expansion.  The papers presented at the workshop, and the contributions to the present volume, can be roughly divided into those pertaining to swimming on the scale of marine organisms, swimming of microorganisms at low Reynolds numbers, animal flight, and sliding and other related examples of locomotion.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Model Problems for Fish Schooling

    Alben, Silas

    Pages 3-13

  • The Challenge of Understanding and Quantifying Fish Responses to Turbulence-Dominated Physical Environments

    Cotel, Aline J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • The Fluid Dynamics of Feeding In the Upside-Down Jellyfish

    Hamlet, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 35-51

  • Kinetic Models for Biologically Active Suspensions

    Saintillan, David

    Pages 53-71

  • Individual to Collective Dynamics of Swimming Bacteria

    Cisneros, Luis H. (et al.)

    Pages 73-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces
Book Subtitle
Swimming, Flying, and Sliding
Editors
  • Stephen Childress
  • Anette Hosoi
  • William W. Schultz
  • Jane Wang
Series Title
The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications
Series Volume
155
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3997-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3997-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3996-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9916-0
Series ISSN
0940-6573
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 316
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