Table 1

The forward force (in N) on a neonate, as a function of lateral distance from the mother

ε

η/L1

Ordinate

Force = Ordinate*2.54

Percentage of the maximal force possible for ε = 0


0

0.25

4.16

10.6

100%

10

0.36

2.60

6.6

62%

20

0.46

1.78

4.52

43%

30

0.57

1.23

3.3

31%


The value of ε gives the distance beyond the minimum separation, in cm. The value is beyond the scope of Figure 5a.

Weihs Journal of Biology 2004 3:8   doi:10.1186/jbiol2

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