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Unformatted text preview: d. Viscosity and drag i. Reynolds number 1. Re=v*l / V a. v = velocity b. L = length of the object c. V = kinematic viscosity d. (viscosity / density of medium) ii. Drag 1. Marine organisms usually take a narrow front, wide middle, then a tapering end a. This increase efficiency of movement b. Elimante pile up in front and cacuum behind 2. Laminar a. At high speeds can be worse than turbulent flow b. Sometimes turbulent flow is more efficient because it has less of a vacuum 3. Table 3.12 iii. Small animals take much more energy to move at higher speeds than larger animals e....
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This note was uploaded on 07/01/2009 for the course MNS 320 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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