compartmental analysis
Mathematical process leading to a model of transport of a substance in terms of compartments and rate constants, usually taking the form \[C=A\ \text{e}^{-\alpha\ t}+B\ \text{e}^{-\beta \ t}\text{...}\] where each exponential term represents one experiment. \(C\) is the @[email protected]; \(A\), \(B\),… are proportionality constants; \(\alpha \), \(\beta \),… are rate constants; and \(t\) is time.
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