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By Raina Stefanova Robeva, James R. Kirkwood, Robin Lee Davies, Leon Farhy, Boris P. Kovatchev, Martin Straume, Michael L Johnson

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This does not give the complete information that the solution of the logistic curve gave, but it gives valuable information for very little effort. 1 There is an underlying lesson here that is very important: Namely, that we do not have to 1. Notice that none of the arguments determining the long-term behavior of P(t) here depends on the actual value of the parameter a > 0. We will need this observation in Section VIII, where we discuss discrete analogues of the logistic model (1-12). In contrast with the continuous logistic model, those may exhibit radically different behavior, depending upon the value of a > 0.

The MEC must be achieved as quickly as possible. 4. The concentration of the drug should remain between the MEC and MTC at all times. EXERCISE 1-23 It is not common practice for pharmaceutical companies to make the MEC and MTC figures for their drugs available. Instead, users are provided with recommended doses and time intervals. It may be interesting to consider the following question: Assuming that pharmaceutical companies follow objectives 1–4 from Exercise 1-22 when determining the dose regimens for their drugs and that the half-life is known, could you estimate the drug’s MEC and MTC?

It may be less successful, however, in describing the growth of populations of more complex organisms. For example, populations of the water flea Daphnia have been observed to oscillate when cultures are maintained at 25 C (Pratt [1943]), as shown in Figure 1-21. To recognize the effect caused by delay, notice, for example, that because the gestational age of newborn human babies is about 9 months, the number of babies born on January 1, 2005 was generally determined 9 months earlier, on April 1, 2004.

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