On the stochastic theory of compartments: I. A single-compartment system
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A stochastic model is developed for a compartment with a single time-dependent input, and generalized to include inputs from several sources. With the number of particles of a given molecular species in the compartment as the random variable, the mean, variance and third central moment of this variable are calculated from its generating function, and compared with previous results. The behavior of the calculated moments is discussed, and the possibility of applying the model to chemical and biological systems is considered.
KeywordsStochastic Model Biophysics Volume Central Moment Stochastic Theory Tracer Kinetic
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