Dimensions of Animals and their Muscular Dynamics

  title={Dimensions of Animals and their Muscular Dynamics},
  author={Archibald Vivian Hill},
  • A. Hill
  • Published 1949
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ON November 4 Prof. A. V. Hill gave a Friday Evening Discourse at the Royal Institution, his subject being "The Dimensions of Animals and their Muscular Dynamics". He pointed out that mammals vary in size in the ratio of 40,000,000 : 1, from 4–5 grams to 150 tons. In general, a small animal carries out each movement more quickly than a large animal, its muscles having a higher 'intrinsic speed' and being able, in proportion to their size, to develop more power. In a group of 'similar' animals… 

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