Wyatt Norman Lee
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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.
Ivan A. Sudakov
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"Modeling the Oscillation of a Belousov–Zhabotinsky Reaction" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2229.