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Dynamics of a bistable system: the click mechanism in dipteran flight. 1977. Thomson, A.J.; Thompson, W.A. Acta Biotheoretica 26: 19-29.

Year: 1977

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 21290

Language: English

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A mathematical model based upon catastrophe theory is derived to describe teh kinematics of the wing beat in Dipteran flight. The parameters of the model correspond to anatomical and physiological characteristics of the insect.