Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Power-Law Functions

  • Eberhard O. Voit
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1241


A power-law function consists of a nonnegative rate constant and one or more variables, raised to real-valued powers. Power-law functions are the result of Taylor linearization in a logarithmic coordinate system. In Biochemical Systems Theory, which uses power-law functions as process representations, the exponents in a power-law function are called kinetic orders.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology and Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA