Both a landmark text and reference book, Steven Vogel's Life in Moving Fluids has also played a catalytic role in research involving the applications of fluid mechanics to biology. In this revised edition, Vogel continues to combine humor and clear explanations as he addresses biologists and general readers interested in biological fluid mechanics, offering updates on the field over the last dozen years and expanding the coverage of the biological literature. His discussion of the relationship between fluid flow and biological design now includes sections on jet propulsion, biological pumps, swimming, blood flow, and surface waves, and on acceleration reaction and Murray's law. This edition contains an extensive bibliography for readers interested in designing their own experiments.
Steven Vogel is James B. Duke Professor in the Department of Zoology at Duke University. He is the author of Life's Devices: The Physical World of Animals and Plants (Princeton), for which he won the Jean and Irving Stone Science Writing Award, and Vital Circuits: A Popular Account of Circulatory Systems.
Preface to the New EditionAcknowledgmentsCh. 1Remarks at the Start3Ch. 2What Is a Fluid and How Much So16Ch. 3Neither Hiding nor Crossing Streamlines32Ch. 4Pressure and Momentum50Ch. 5Drag, Scale, and the Reynolds Number81Ch. 6The Drag of Simple Shapes and Sessile Systems106Ch. 7Shape and Drag: Motile Animals132Ch. 8Velocity Gradients and Boundary Layers156Ch. 9Life in Velocity Gradients174Ch. 10Making and Using Vortices204Ch. 11Lift, Airfoils, Gliding, and Soaring230Ch. 12The Thrust of Flying and Swimming262Ch. 13Flows within Pipes and Other Structures290Ch. 14Internal Flows in Organisms308Ch. 15Flow at Very Low Reynolds Numbers331Ch. 16Unsteady Flows362Ch. 17Flow at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces378Ch. 18Do It Yourself398List of Symbols403Bibliography and Index of Citations407Subject Index441