ERIC Number: EJ788452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 33
Estimation of Half-Life for Single Compartmental Elimination Models
Mickens, R. E.; Rucker, S.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n2 p263-269 Mar 2008
A method is presented to calculate accurate approximations to the half-life values of elimination systems modelled by one compartment. The major advantage of this method is that only algebraic mathematical operations are required. The results will be of value not only to students beginning the study of elimination kinetics, but also to professionals in the natural and engineering sciences who need quick, accurate estimates of the half-life of some physical system with regard to the flow of a material through it. We illustrate the method by applying it to several examples.
Descriptors: Computation, Models, Engineering, Kinetics, Science Instruction, Man Machine Systems, Calculus, Equations (Mathematics)
Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A