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Re: Fw: Dinosaurs and birds



It's actually worthwhile to sit down and work out the calculations. See if you can find a quantitative result that will support higher maximum speed when the stride frequency, stride rate, and force imparted per stride are all at maximum and cannot rise. --MH

Whoops, that should read "stride frequency, stride rate, and force imparted per stride are all at maximum and cannot rise without loss in other two". Alternatively, try to show, quantitatively, some way in which one of those factors could rise without loss in one or both of the others for an animal that cannot actually fly.


--MH