I'm interested in getting a better understanding of dinosaur locomotion. Therefore, I am looking for a book that will cover various mathematical aspects and discuss various mathematical tools for studying dinosaur locomotion. I do not have a basic biological education with a specialization in paleontology. However, I am proficient in some computer algebra packages and I enjoy learning applied mathematics.
Can anyone suggest good names that give a good basic and systematic idea of the problem described above (with examples of the use of computer algebra packages if possible)?
I have tried searching for suitable sources. I came across mostly articles on a narrow specialized issue. And I would like the first sources to give me a general idea of the general methodology, so to speak.
The object of study is clear: the musculoskeletal system of dinosaurs. Subject of study: mass-dimensional properties of dinosaurs, kinematics and dynamics of their movement. I have not fully formed in my head the methods that are used for research. It is clear that these are elements of mechanics and statistical analysis. Well, that's all I know today.
Specialized articles I found:
William Irvin Sellers, Lee Margetts, Rodolfo Aníbal Coria, Phillip Lars Manning. March of the Titans: The Locomotor Capabilities of Sauropod Dinosaurs
Bohun, Sean. Mathematical model of the mechanics and dynamics of the tails in dinosaurs.
Update March 23, 2023:
After a necessary pause, I returned to the study of this topic. An image formed in my head of how the movement of dinosaurs is studied. But some things need clarification. For example, in article 1 that I cited here ("March of the Titans") there is a figure 4. I am attaching a screenshot here.
In the figure, everything is more or less clear to me, except for these red cylinders. The article (in the section Muscle and Joint Locations) describes at length what it is. But neither specific methods nor principles are given.
So my new question is about this. If respected experts will help me figure it out, I will be very happy and grateful.