Tikhonov-Fenichel reduction for parameterized critical manifolds with applications to chemical reaction networks

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Elisenda Feliu, Niclas Kruff, Sebastian Walcher

We derive a reduction formula for singularly perturbed ordinary differential equations (in the sense of Tikhonov and Fenichel) with a known parameterization of the critical manifold. No a priori assumptions concerning separation of slow and fast variables are made, or necessary.We apply the theoretical results to chemical reaction networks with mass action kinetics admitting slow and fast reactions. For some relevant classes of such systems there exist canonical parameterizations of the variety of stationary points, hence the theory is applicable in a natural manner. In particular we obtain a closed form expression for the reduced system when the fast subsystem admits complex balanced steady states.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019

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