Analytical solutions to a generalized growth equation

Eberhard O. Voit, Michael A. Savageau

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Systems of the form x ̇i = αi Π n j=1Xgij j - βi Π n j=1Xhij ji = 1,...,n occur in the analysis of biological networks. They also include as special cases the known growth laws and probability functions, famous differential equations like those of Bessel, Chebyshev, and Laguerre, and solutions to important physical problems. These systems have no known analytical solution. However, an important subclass comprising many of the special cases mentioned above is solved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-386
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 30 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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