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Bacteria move back and forth by using their flagella

College Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9781938168000 | Authors: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs ISBN: 9781938168000 42

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Problem 3CQ

 Problem 3CQ

Bacteria move back and forth by using their flagella (structures that look like little tails). Speeds of up to 50 μm/s (50×10−6 m/s) have been observed. The total distance traveled by a bacterium is large for its size, while its displacement is small. Why is this?

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Solution 3CQ

Bacteria move back and forth by using their flagella (structures that look like little tails) and speeds of up to 50 μm/s (50×) have been observed. The total distance traveled by a bacterium is large for its size, while its displacement is small.

By the virtue of motion, the bacterium would...

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Textbook: College Physics
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Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
ISBN: 9781938168000

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