Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 127–138 | Cite as

Stochastic kinetic models for small reversible systes; The equilibrium distribution

  • John P. Mullooly


The equilibrium probability distribution of the process level is studied for a general class of reversible stochastic reactions. A calculationally convenient approximation for equilibrium probabilities is derived and its accuracy is investigated over a range of values of the equilibrium constant. A method of approximating the equilibrium means and variance is developed and illustrated forQ th-order processes.


Equilibrium Distribution Equilibrium Probability Convenient Approximation General Stochastic Model Large Negative Number 
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© Society for Mathematical Biology 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Mullooly
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  1. 1.Kaiser Foundation HospitalsHealth Services Research CenterPortland

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