ERIC Number: EJ1157075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Controlled Release Drug Delivery via Polymeric Microspheres: A Neat Application of the Spherical Diffusion Equation
Ormerod, C. S.; Nelson, M.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v48 n8 p1268-1281 2017
Various applied mathematics undergraduate skills are demonstrated via an adaptation of Crank's axisymmetric spherical diffusion model. By the introduction of a one-parameter Heaviside initial condition, the pharmaceutically problematic initial mass flux is attenuated. Quantities germane to the pharmaceutical industry are examined and the model is tested with data derived from industry journals. A binomial algorithm for the acceleration of alternating sequences is demonstrated. The model is accompanied by a MAPLE worksheet for further student exploration.
Descriptors: Models, Delivery Systems, Undergraduate Students, Calculus, Equations (Mathematics), Pharmaceutical Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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