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*From*: danmacisaac <Dan.MacIsaac@NAU.EDU>*Date*: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 12:54:20 -0500

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From: Raacc@aol.comDan MacIsaac, Assistant Professor, Physics, SUNY Buffalo State College

Date: February 13, 2004 10:43:56 PM EST

To: Dan.MacIsaac@NAU.EDU

Subject: Mosquito Flight

Dan,

I'm not a member of phys-l, but do read the posts. Here's a problem I gave to my students and thought it might be of interest to the list. A picture of the mosquito is at:

members.aol.com/raacc5/prob.htm

The picture shows a mosquito with the torso dimensions of 6 mm. Assume the density of the mosquito is that of water. Given that the mosquito beats its wings at 500 Hz, and the sound level is 40 dB at one meter, find a model for a hovering mosquito that is consistent with these experimental parameters.

Bob Carlson

222 SCIE BSC 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14222 716-878-3802

<macisadl@buffalostate.edu> <http://PhysicsEd.BuffaloState.edu>

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