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Animals in Motion
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Antlers Low Rigidity High Strength High Extensibility Tough Whale Bulla High Rigidity Low Strength Low Extensibility Brittle Femur Medium Rigidity High Strength Medium Extensibility Moderately tough
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Locomotion - Diversity of Life Most important axes of diversity are: Phylogeny Size Metabolic Rate Medium
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Mixed Media Swimming Support easy Need streamlining if fast Flying Gravity important Need streamlining if fast Walking/running Gravity important Don’t need streamlining
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Cost of Transport Swimming Support easy Need streamlining if fast Flying Gravity important Need streamlining if fast Walking/running Gravity important Don’t need streamlining
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Locomotion in Water Generating thrust Aquatic locomotion very complicated
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Locomotion in Water Generating thrust Aquatic locomotion very complicated Frictional drag Related to surface
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Locomotion in Water Generating thrust
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course BSCI 207 taught by Professor Higgins during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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