By Stephen Childress,Anette Hosoi,William W. Schultz,Jane Wang

This quantity constructed from a Workshop on typical Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding which was once held on the Institute for arithmetic and its functions (IMA) on the college of Minnesota, from June 1-5, 2010.  the subject material ranged largely from observational facts to theoretical mechanics, and mirrored the vast scope of the workshop.  In either the ready displays and within the casual discussions, the workshop engaged exchanges throughout disciplines and invited a full of life interplay among modelers and observers.

 

The articles during this quantity have been invited and completely refereed. they supply a consultant if unavoidably incomplete account of the sphere of common locomotion in the course of a interval of speedy progress and expansion.  The papers provided on the workshop, and the contributions to the current quantity, could be approximately divided into these referring to swimming at the scale of marine organisms, swimming of microorganisms at low Reynolds numbers, animal flight, and sliding and different comparable examples of locomotion.

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