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Wyatt Norman Lee

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This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: PHY 570

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In the late 20th Century, physicist Ilya Prigogine formulated a mathematical model of chemical oscillators, also known as autocatalytic reactions. He named this model the ‘Brusselator’ after his home town of Brussels. The two equations of the Brusselator model of a Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction consist of two constants, a and b, and two variables, denoted x and y in this project, which represent the concentrations of the two chemicals in the reaction. The ordinary differential equations of this model will be solved using numerical methods in the Python programming language, specifically utilizing the Bulirsch–Stoer algorithm to do so. A plot of the solutions will be provided to gain a more intuitive understanding of the reaction taking place.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Ivan A. Sudakov

Primary Advisor's Department

Physics

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Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

Modeling the Oscillation of a Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction

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