Volume 62, 2018CIMPA School on Mathematical Models in Biology and Medicine
|Page(s)||158 - 167|
|Published online||17 October 2018|
Cell Division And The Pantograph Equation
Institute of Fundamental Sciences Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 School of Science and Engineering Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Simple models for size structured cell populations undergoing growth and division produce a class of functional ordinary differential equations, called pantograph equations, that describe the long time asymptotics of the cell number density. Pantograph equations arise in a number of applications outside this model and, as a result, have been studied heavily over the last five decades. In this paper we review and survey the rôle of the pantograph equation in the context of cell division. In addition, for a simple case we present a method of solution based on the Mellin transform and establish uniqueness directly from the transform equation.
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