Shaking and whirling: dynamics of spiders and their webs

Glendinning, Paul Shaking and whirling: dynamics of spiders and their webs. A journal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As one of a set of defence strategies, orb-web spiders shake their webs. Other spiders whirl. Mathematical models are introduced which describe these phenomena and throw light on expected oscillation frequencies and behaviour that could be compared with experiments. The models also suggest dynamical interpretations for the design of webs. In particular a new interpretation of the function of stabilimenta is given.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 37 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 92 Biology and other natural sciences
Depositing User: Professor Paul Glendinning
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2018 07:13
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2018 07:13
URI: http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/2625

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