Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 31–42 | Cite as

Biochemical oscillations and the development of organization

  • R. Wiley
  • A. A. Silvidi


Systems of linear inhomogeneous rate equations for reaction-diffusion kinetics are solved utilizing a Green's integral operator technique. The general theory for the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of n-component linear systems undergoing diffusion and reaction is derived. The time development of temporal oscillations of the system's reactants is studied. Systemic homogeneity is related to a quantity defined as redundancy. The latter is a function of the system's entropy and a correlation is made between redundancy and noise. It is hypothesized that this correlation may provide a tie between the time development of noise and the time development of pathology in living systems.


Polymer Entropy Statistical Physic Linear System Time Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Wiley
    • 1
  • A. A. Silvidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Biophysics Laboratory, Physics DepartmentKent State UniversityKent

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