Numerical Methods for the Life Scientist

Binding and Enzyme Kinetics Calculated with GNU Octave and MATLAB

Authors: Prinz, Heino

  • First advanced text for life scientists on numerical methods
  • Easy step-by-step introduction to numerical solutions
  • Installation guide for the free software GNU Octave
  • More than 30 programs (written in Octave) will provide templates for biochemical applications – available as supplementary electronic material
  • Analysis of experimental data by multi-parameter fits
  • Correlation of parameters, significance of the results
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Enzyme kinetics, binding kinetics and pharmacological dose-response curves are currently analyzed by a few standard methods. Some of these, like Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics, use plausible approximations, others, like Hill equations for dose-response curves, are outdated. Calculating realistic reaction schemes requires numerical mathematical routines which usually are not covered in the curricula of life science. This textbook will give a step-by-step introduction to numerical solutions of non-linear and differential equations. It will be accompanied with a set of programs to calculate any reaction scheme on any personal computer. Typical examples from analytical biochemistry and pharmacology can be used as versatile templates. When a reaction scheme is applied for data fitting, the resulting parameters may not be unique. Correlation of parameters will be discussed and simplification strategies will be offered.

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Numerical Methods for the Life Scientist
Book Subtitle
Binding and Enzyme Kinetics Calculated with GNU Octave and MATLAB
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20820-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20820-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20819-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 149
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