I need to create an equation that relates heart rate to body wieght?
Energy transmitted by the blood Heat loss through the skin
Energy blood flow through the lungs
Blood flow to pulse rate as well as size of the heart
body weight(g) Pulse Rate(beats/min) Bird
20 1000 Canary
300 185 Pegion
341 378 Crow
658 300 buzzard
1100 190 duck
2000 312 hen
2300 240 goose
8750 193 turkey
71000 65 ostrich
It'll be a proportional by power law. Blood flow is a network, which is larger at an exponential rate in a marginally larger mammal. The larger the animal the slower the heart rate from mouse to blue whale. If you want to go for extra points check out the work on mathematics and biology being done at the Santa Fe Institute. They have a website. Hope this helps.