5.2. DATA FOR MODELS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS



The average weight and height and the calculated values of semiaxes b and c for ellipsoidal and prolate spheroidal models are given in Tables 5.2 through 5.4. Except items for the Long Evans or Sprague-Dawley rat, IC Swiss Webster mouse, and chicken and quail eggs, which are based on a few measurements in our laboratory, weight and height data were compiled by averaging values contained in the following references: Colliers Encyclopedia, 1971; Dreyfuss, 1967; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1966; Encyclopedia Americana, 1975; Grizmek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 1975; Jordan, 1969; Walker et al., 1964. The tissue of all the species is assumed to be 1 g/cm³. The cylindrical models have the same weight and height as the prolate spheroidal models.

Table 5.2
Average Weight and Length and Calculated Value of b For Prolate Spheroidal Models of Animals and Eggs

Table 5.3
Average Weight and Height and Calculated Values Of b and c For Ellipsoidal Models of Human-body Types

Table 5.4
Average Weight and Height and Calculated Value of b For Prolate Spheroidal Models of Human-Body Types




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