Chemical and Notational Preliminaries

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


In this chapter I will provide some chemical preliminaries—essentially, a description of the very natural way that a chemical reaction network induces a system of differential equations—and I will also provide an indication of the kinds of questions we will ask. Finally, at the end of the chapter, I will discuss the notational scheme—one common in graph theory—that is used throughout the book. Although for some readers the scheme might be a little unfamiliar, it is simple and will serve us well over the long run.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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