The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 547–558 | Cite as

A numerical experiment on the determination of kinetic rate constants in the presence of diffusion

  • J. R. Cannon
  • Paul Duchateau
  • D. L. Filmer


Two chemicals,A andB, are allowed to diffuse together and a reaction described by
$$A + B\mathop \rightleftharpoons \limits_{K_{ - 1} }^{K_1 } C$$
is allowed to proceed. This system is described mathematically by a system of partial differential equations. A numerical procedure is presented to find the rate constants ofK 1 andK −1. A systematic analysis of the effects of errors is also presented.


Numerical Procedure Biophysics Volume Kinetic Rate Constant Hide Periodicity Detector Slit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Cannon
    • 1
  • Paul Duchateau
    • 2
  • D. L. Filmer
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of TexasAustin
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of KentuckyLexington
  3. 3.Biology DepartmentPurdue UniversityLafayette

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