Deterministic Kinetics in Chemistry and Systems Biology

The Dynamics of Complex Reaction Networks

  • Gábor Lente

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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    Pages 1-20
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    Pages 21-59
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    Pages 61-89
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    Pages 91-109
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    Pages 111-129
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 131-135

About this book


This book gives a concise overview of the mathematical foundations of kinetics used in chemistry and systems biology. The analytical and numerical methods used to solve complex rate equations with the widely used deterministic approach will be described, with primary focus on practical aspects important in designing experimental studies and the evaluation of data. The introduction of personal computers transformed scientific attitudes in the last two decades considerably as computational power ceased to be a limiting factor. Despite this improvement, certain time-honored approximations in solving rate equations such as the pre-equilibrium or the steady-state approach are still valid and necessary as they concern the information content of measured kinetic traces. The book shows the role of these approximations in modern kinetics and will also describe some common misconceptions in this field.


Activation Parameters Approximations for Rate Equations Competition Kinetics Complex Rate Equations Deterministic Approach Kinetics in Systems Biology Rate Determining Step Solving Kinetic Equations Solving Rate Equations Statistical Kinetics Steady-state Approximation

Authors and affiliations

  • Gábor Lente
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  1. 1.Dept, of Inorganic and Analytical Chem.University of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

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