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dc.contributor.author Brown, Ryan M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-17T23:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-17T23:33:40Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10139/503
dc.description.abstract Mass Action Kinetics refers to the supposition that the probability of chemical components reacting is proportional to their concentrations, with the rate constant taken as the constant of proportionality. We state a commonly used set-theoretic language for describing chemical networks and discuss the Law of Mass Action. Assuming a set of chemical substances react within a fluid mixture, isolated from the external universe, Mass Action Kinetics is used to model the time evolution of species within the system by nonlinear differential equations. Because these differential equations are considered stiff equations, comparative analysis of numerical methods shows that stiffness greatly determines the quality of computation. Specifically, a Taylor Series Method is comparable to both implicit and explicit Runge-Kutta Methods, though for stiff instances is inadequate. Examples demonstrating this contrast are provided, showing the need for caution when choosing a numerical integration technique. en_US
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dc.rights All rights reserved to author and California State University Channel Islands
dc.subject Modeling en_US
dc.subject Numerical methods en_US
dc.subject Chemical networks en_US
dc.subject Taylor en_US
dc.subject Mass action en_US
dc.subject Computer Science thesis en_US
dc.title Modeling and Deterministic Simulation of Chemical Networks Under the Law of Mass Action en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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