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Title: Locomotion: Dealing with friction
Authors: Radhakrishnan, V.
Issue Date: 25-May-1998
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Current Science, 1998, Vol. 74, p826-840.
Abstract: To move on land, in water, or in the air, even at constant speed and at the same level, always re- quires an expenditure of energy. The resistance to motion that has to be overcome is of many different kinds depending on size, speed, and the characteristics of the medium, and is a fascinating subject in itself. Even more interesting are nature's stratagems and solutions towards minimizing the effort involved in the locomotion of different types of living crearures, and man's imitations and inventions in an attempt to do at least as well.
Description: Reprinted from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Vol.95, 1998.
ISSN: 0011-3891
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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