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This introductory, algebra-based, one-semester college physics book is based on OpenStax College Physics. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept […]

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7.2 Understanding the limits of rationality

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4.1 The rate of evolution

I now want to move away from looking at the challenges facing all aquatic mammals, to examine very briefly what we know about the evolutionary history of the cetaceans. This group has travelled furthest from its terrestrial roots and made the fullest adaptation to life in the sea.

Since mammals evolved on land, it has long seemed reasonable to suggest that the origin of whales must have involved an evolutionary transition from the land to the water. But how can we explain the fact that
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2.1 Land versus water

Mammals share a number of biological characteristics that mark them out as members of the class Mammalia. Many of these are adaptations to a life on land. For example:

  • Mammals give birth to young at a relatively advanced stage of development and feed their young on milk.

  • Most mammals have hair, or fur, covering part or all of the body.

  • Mammals have a high metabolic rate and maintain a relatively high and constant body temp
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2.3.1 Try some yourself

1 Write the following as one number to a single power:

  • (a) 23 × 24

  • (b) 32 × 34

  • (c) 42 × 43 × 44<
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