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The Chicago Kinetic Simulator: A Tool for the Simulation and Optimization of Mathematical Models

Volume 1, Issue 4
Spring 1991
Steven Belknap, Loyola University of Chicago and Hines VA Hospital

A frequent goal of scientific work is to find a mathematical model of a kinetic process. Such a model consists of a set of rules which describe the behavior of the process. The Chicago Kinetic Simulator (CKS-1) is a Mathematica Package for simulating kinetic processes. CKS-1 uses theater as a paradigm, and has an algorithmic syntax. The theater paradigm enhances program clarity through the use of scripts. Algorithmic syntax resembles mathematical syntax, permits mnemonics, and is both easier to validate and more flexible than pseudoanalog syntax. This article describes CKS-1, and gives some examples of its use.

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