TY - JOUR

T1 - Solution of a two-point boundary value model of immobilized enzyme reactions, using an S-system-based root-finding method

AU - Shiraishi, Fumihide

AU - Voit, Eberhard O.

PY - 2002/4/15

Y1 - 2002/4/15

N2 - The analysis of immobilized enzyme reactions leads to a two-point boundary value problem that requires numerical solutions based on root-finding methods. The standard Newton-Raphson (N-R) algorithm is adequate if the root-finding is initiated close to the true solution; in other cases, large numbers of iterations may be needed before the algorithm converges. An alternative is a root-finding method based on the theory of S-systems. This method turns out to be much more robust and efficient than the N-R algorithm. It converges quadratically, with fewer iterations, and in a wider range of relevant initial values. An investigation of a simpler algebraic equation with a similar mathematical structure demonstrates that the rate of convergence in the S-system method is not very sensitive to the distance between the root and initial value, whereas convergence of the N-R algorithm slows down drastically with increasing distance.

AB - The analysis of immobilized enzyme reactions leads to a two-point boundary value problem that requires numerical solutions based on root-finding methods. The standard Newton-Raphson (N-R) algorithm is adequate if the root-finding is initiated close to the true solution; in other cases, large numbers of iterations may be needed before the algorithm converges. An alternative is a root-finding method based on the theory of S-systems. This method turns out to be much more robust and efficient than the N-R algorithm. It converges quadratically, with fewer iterations, and in a wider range of relevant initial values. An investigation of a simpler algebraic equation with a similar mathematical structure demonstrates that the rate of convergence in the S-system method is not very sensitive to the distance between the root and initial value, whereas convergence of the N-R algorithm slows down drastically with increasing distance.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0096-3003(01)00008-X

DO - 10.1016/S0096-3003(01)00008-X

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0037089752

VL - 127

SP - 289

EP - 310

JO - Applied Mathematics and Computation

JF - Applied Mathematics and Computation

SN - 0096-3003

IS - 2-3

ER -