Stochastic Models and Linear Tracer Kinetics

  • Aldo Rescigno
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 153)


The purpose of a model is to verify whether some hypotheses made on a real system are valid (Rescigno and Beck, 1987), and subordinately to determine the values of some of the parameters that represent specific properties of the system under study (Zierler, 1981). For instance the model commonly used when dilution phenomena are expected, is a set of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients, while when diffusion phenomena are the case, partial differential equations are to be used, finite difference equations for delay phenomena, etc.


Probability Density Function Moment Generate Function Tracer Kinetic Finite Difference Equation Absolute Moment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldo Rescigno
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of NeurosurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental and Clincal MedicineUniversity of AnconaAnconaItaly

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