2013年5月30日 星期四

六月新書推薦-Comparative Biomechanics 2/e

六月新書推薦-Comparative Biomechanics 2/e

Comparative Biomechanics 2/e
出版公司Princeton University Press
書名Comparative Biomechanics 2/e
作者Steven Vogel
ISBN978-0691-155661
適用課程生物力學

原文簡介:

Comparative Biomechanics
Lifes Physical World, Second Edition
Steven Vogel


Comparative Biomechanics is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of lifecovering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids and fluids. An ideal entry point into the ways living creatures interact with their immediate physical world, this revised and updated edition examines how the forms and activities of animals and plants reflect the materials available to nature, considers rules for fluid flow and structural design, and explores how organisms contend with environmental forces. This book is useful for physical scientists and engineers seeking a guide to state-of-the-art biomechanics. For a wider audience, the textbook establishes the basic biological context for applied areasincluding ergonomics, orthopedics, mechanical prosthetics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and biomimeticsand provides materials for exhibit designers at science museums.

Problem sets at the ends of chapters
Appendices cover basic background information
Updated and expanded documentation and materials
Revised figures and text
Increased coverage of friction, viscoelastic materials, surface tension, diverse modes of locomotion, and biomimetics

Steven Vogel is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Biology at Duke University. His numerous books include Glimpses of Creatures in Their Physical Worlds (Princeton) and Cats Paws and Catapults (Norton).
Life’s Physical Context
1 Preambulations
2 Setting the Stage
3 More Tools
Fluids
4 Gases and Liquids: Fluids at Rest
5 Gases Meet Liquids: the Interface
6 Viscosity and the Patterns of Flow
7 The Forces of Flow
8 Fluid Events Near Surfaces
9 Where Flows Are Inside
10 More about Circulatory Systems
11 Flows in Small Worlds
12 About Lift
13 Thrust for Flying and Swimming
14 Motion at the Air-Water Interface
Solids and Structures
15 A Matter of Materials
16 Biological Materials: Tuning Properties Properly
17 Biological Materials: Cracks and Composites
18 More About Complex Materials: Viscoelasticity
19 Simple Structures: Beams, Columns, Shells
20 Less Simple Structural Matters
21 Hydrostatic Structures, Hydraulic Devices
22 Structural Systems
23 Motility and Mobility
24 Using Muscle: Tuning and Transmissions
25 Getting Around on Land
The Contexts of Biomechanics
26 Loose Ends and Perspectives
Appendices
1 Quantifi cation: Rules of the Road
2 Motion and Direction
3 Size and Scaling

Courses: Biomechanics
Level: Undergraduate
Adoptions: Arizona State University; Vassar; UChicago; Brown; Cal Tech; Cornell; Duke
Binding: Cloth
ISBN: 978-0-691-15566-1
Specs: 640 pages. 15 halftones. 250 line illus. 40 tables. 8 x 10.
Published: June 2013
US List Price: $99.50

For more information and a sample chapter please visit: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10046.html


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