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Author Lauga, Eric, author

Title The fluid dynamics of cell motility / Eric Lauga
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020


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 -- Self-propulsion 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 single-cell 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 end-of-chapter 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
Cells -- Motility -- Mathematical models
Fluid dynamics
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020009076
ISBN 9781316796047