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Food and Nutrition Sciences—Open Special Issues: Public Health Nutrition Initiatives
Power-law ( ) and exponential power-law ( ) functional forms model activity metabolism ( ) for fully submerged swimming animals, and are special cases of the power-law polynomial equation,
in which is the observed total metabolic rate measured at an observed steady swimming speed, . The relationship between the metabolic efficiency of steady swimming and the exponents of is addressed in this paper to establish the use of () and () as optimal efficiencies for comparing the hydrodynamic and muscle metabolic efficiencies among fully submerged animals that engage in steady swimming activities. The metabolic efficiency of steady swimming is transformed into its ideal form ( ) from which the optimal hydrodynamic efficiency ( ) and the optimal muscle metabolic efficiency ( ) are derived. These optimal efficiencies are therefore ideal metabolic efficiencies measured at different optimal steady speeds.