Deficiency One Theory Foundations

  • Martin Feinberg
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 202)


This chapter has two goals. First, we want to provide not only a proof of the Deficiency One Theorem but also a guide to the thinking behind the proof. Another salt theorem, motivated by the same salt-barrel picture met in the last chapter, will play a crucial role. Second, we want to elaborate more fully on the so-called Deficiency One Algorithm described in Section 8.5. The algorithm itself will be laid out in far more detail, and its theoretical underpinnings will be explained. In this, the salt-barrel picture will find use yet again.


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  • Martin Feinberg
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  1. 1.Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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