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Fwd: Mosquito Flight

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Date: February 13, 2004 10:43:56 PM EST
To: Dan.MacIsaac@NAU.EDU
Subject: Mosquito Flight


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:

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

Dan MacIsaac, Assistant Professor, Physics, SUNY Buffalo State College
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