Systems of Equations: The Explanation of Biomedical Phenomena (I). Basic Questions

  • Pedro J. Gutiérrez Diez
  • Irma H. Russo
  • Jose Russo


This chapter focuses on the use of systems of equations in biomedical research, and analyzes and discusses basic mathematical issues from the biomedical point of view. The main questions related to equation systems are mathematically analyzed and biomedically interpreted, devoting a particular effort to explaining and elucidating the biological and medical meaning underlying the mathematical concepts of compatibility, determination, steady state and stability, as well as the biological role played by variables and parameters in an equation system.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro J. Gutiérrez Diez
    • 1
  • Irma H. Russo
    • 2
  • Jose Russo
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ValladolidValladolidSpain
  2. 2.Fox Chase Cancer CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Lab. Breast Cancer ResearchFox Chase Cancer CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

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