Description 
1 online resource (xiii, 375 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Series 
Cambridge texts in applied mathematics 

Cambridge texts in applied mathematics.

Contents 
Biological background  The fluid dynamics of microscopic locomotion  The waving sheet model  The squirmer model  Flagella and the physics of viscous propulsion  Hydrodynamics of slender filaments  Waving of eukaryotic flagella  Rotation of bacterial flagellar filaments  Flows and stresses induced by cells  Swimming cells in flows  Selfpropulsion and surfaces  Hydrodynamic synchronisation  Diffusion and noisy swimming  Hydrodynamics of collective locomotion  Locomotion and transport in complex fluids 
Summary 
"Fluid dynamics plays a crucial role in many cellular processes, including the locomotion of cells such as bacteria and spermatozoa. These organisms possess flagella, slender organelles whose time periodic motion in a fluid environment gives rise to motility. Sitting at the intersection of applied mathematics, physics and biology, the fluid dynamics of cell motility is one of the most successful applications of mathematical tools to the understanding of the biological world. Based on courses taught over several years, this book details the mathematical modelling necessary to understand cell motility in fluids, covering phenomena ranging from singlecell motion to instabilities in cell populations. Each chapter introduces mathematical models to rationalise experiments, uses physical intuition to interpret mathematical results, highlights the history of the field and discusses notable current research questions. All mathematical derivations are included for students new to the field, and endofchapter exercises help to consolidate understanding and practise applying the concepts" Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 07, 2020) 
Subject 
Cells  Motility  Mathematical models


Fluid dynamics.


Cell Movement


Hydrodynamics


Cells  Motility  Mathematical models


Fluid dynamics

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2020009076 
ISBN 
9781316796047 

1316796043 
