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ERIC Number: EJ936098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Alternative Analysis of the Michaelis-Menten Equations
Krogstad, Harald E.; Dawed, Mohammed Yiha; Tegegne, Tadele Tesfa
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v30 n3 p138-146 Sep 2011
Courses in mathematical modelling are always in need of simple, illustrative examples. The Michaelis-Menten reaction kinetics equations have been considered to be a basic example of scaling and singular perturbation. However, the leading order approximations do not easily show the expected behaviour, and this note proposes a different perturbation approach to the same equations. The alternative analysis contains regular as well as singular perturbation and shows a simple case where a two-scale singular perturbation solution is insufficient. Additional analyses suitable for student projects are outlined.
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Language: English
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