Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers

Anette E. Hosoi

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199605835
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729522 | DOI:

Series: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School

Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers

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This chapter presents three lectures intended as an introduction to locomotion at low Reynolds numbers. It covers swimming, crawling, and burrowing. For those who desire a more in-depth treatment, references throughout the text are included. These notes are written in an informal tone to match the lectures, which included a mix of chalk talks and PowerPoint presentations. Many of the PowerPoint slides have been reproduced here, although some copyrighted images have been omitted.

Keywords: swimming; crawling; burrowing; locomotion; Reynolds number

Chapter.  7641 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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