Biology 330. Comparative Biomechanics
We will explore organismal form and function by examining some of the basic physical principles that guide structure and how these organisms interact with the environment. We will study the impact of size on biological systems, address the implications of solid and fluid mechanics for organismal design, learn fundamental principles of animal locomotion, and survey biomechanical approaches. Understanding the mechanics of biological organisms can help us gain insight into their behavior, ecology and evolution.