Chapter4 - 4.5.1 How would optimization be incorporated...

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BIOE 120, Chapter 4 4.4.4 Would you guess the efficiency of fast twitch fibers to be greater or less than that of slow twitch fibers? Answer: Fast twitch fibers are probably much less efficient than slow twitch fibers. Although fast fibers can do very strenuous work without a regular supply of oxygen, they cannot do this activity for a very long time, and lose their energy fast, while slow fibers can endure activity for a very long period of time. Since they do not lose all of their energy as once, they are more efficient than fast fibers in the end. Application: Getting from point A to B is most efficient when traveling at a steady jog, oppose to a fast sprint, and then a slow walk.
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Unformatted text preview: 4.5.1 How would optimization be incorporated into an engineering design involving living things? Answer: Optimization could be incorporated into an engineering design involving living things in many different ways. You could have the optima be efficiency in your project, and could then find the way to make the living organism do whatever you needed it to do in the most efficient way. If it was, for example, finding the right soil for making a plant grow the fastest and healthiest, you could find the optima, and know in the future what soil to use. Application: Making an experiment work in the most efficient way possible....
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course BIOE 120 taught by Professor Aranda-espinoza during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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