The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 161–163 | Cite as

Note on Rashevsky's equation for cellular growth

  • Alston S. Householder


The equation for growth by intussusception involves the product of the internal concentrations ofn metabolites. This products is shown, in general, to satisfy a certain algebraic equation of then-th degree. Approximate solutions are exhibited for a somewhat wider class of cases than are considered by Rashevsky.


Algebraic Equation Intussusception Wide Class Cellular Growth Slow Diffusion 
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  1. Rashevsky, N. 1940.Advances and Applications of Mathematical Biology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alston S. Householder
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  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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