Reaction Networks, Kinetics, and the Induced Differential Equations

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


In the first three sections of this chapter, we’ll make precise some of the ideas that were introduced casually in Chapter 2. Section 3.1 contains our definition of a reaction network along with a small amount of auxiliary terminology. In Section 3.2 we introduce the notion of a kinetics for a network, and we discuss mass action kinetics as the archetypal example. In Section 3.3 we indicate in vectorial terms how a kinetic system—that is, a reaction network endowed with a kinetics—induces a system of differential equations.


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

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