The Large-Number Limit for Reaction Networks

by Arjun Jain

I worked with Prof. John Baez on reaction networks at the Center for Quantum Technologies last summer. Here is a jointly written article just published on his blog which summarises what I was up to for the most part. It is concerned with how the master equation reduces to the rate equation in the limit where there are very large numbers of things of each kind. I also wrote an article on Coherence for Solutions of the Master Equation before. To know more about network theory, you can read John Baez’s book on the same.

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