Published Titles APPLIED FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS J. Tinsley Oden and Leszek F. Demkowicz THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN HEAT TRANSFER AND FLUID DYNAMICS, Second Edition J.N. Reddy and D.K. Gartling MECHANICS OF LAMINATED COMPOSITE PLATES: THEORY AND ANALYSIS J.N. Reddy PRACTICAL ANALYSIS OF COMPOSITE LAMINATES J.N. Reddy and Antonio Miravete SOLVING ORDINARY and PARTIAL BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS in SCIENCE and ENGINEERING Karel Rektorys Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Annamalai, Kalyan. Advanced thermodynamics engineering / Kalyan Annamalai & Ishwar K. Puri. p. cm.
The vestibule of the inner ear senses head motion for spatial orientation and bodily balance. In
vertebrates, the vestibular system consists of three fluid filled semicircular canals, which detect
rotational acceleration, and two gravity receptor organs, the utricle and saccule, which
respond to linear acceleration and gravity (Figure 1). The utricle and saccule are also referred
to as the otolithic organs because they contain bio-crystals called otoconia (otolith in fish).