1. ## differential equation help,

$\frac{dS}{dt} = \frac{K_{cat}E_{0}S}{K_{m} + S}$

$\frac{dP}{dt} = \frac{K_{cat}E_{0}S}{K_{m}+S}$

with intial conditions $S(0) = S_{0}$ $P(0) = p_{0)$

show that S and P satisfy a conservation law given by S+P = c,

for some constant c, and find the value of c. Hence determine $\lim_{t\ \infty} P(t)$

I know that if you add the two equations you get a 0, is that what c equals?

2. ## Re: differential equation help,

From $\frac{dS}{dt}= \frac{K_{cat}E_0S}{K_mS}$ and $\frac{dP}{dt}= \frac{K_{cat}E_0S}{K_mS}$ subtracting, $\frac{dS}{dt}+ \frac{dP}{dt}= 0$.
We also have S+ P= c for constant c, differentiating both sides, we have $\frac{dS}{dt}- \frac{dP}{dt}= 0$.

So subtracting the second equation from the first, we have $2\frac{dP}{dt}= 0$ from which it follows that P(t) is a constant.

3. ## Re: differential equation help,

Sorry I have written out the equation wrong, I have now corrected it, also I dont understand how you got a minus, after differentiating both sides s+p = c.?

4. ## Re: differential equation help,

Originally Posted by Tweety
$\frac{dS}{dt} =- \frac{K_{cat}E_{0}S}{K_{m} + S}$

$\frac{dP}{dt} = \frac{K_{cat}E_{0}S}{K_{m}+S}$

with intial conditions $S(0) = S_{0}$ $P(0) = p_{0)$

show that S and P satisfy a conservation law given by S+P = c,

for some constant c, and find the value of c. Hence determine $\lim_{t\ \infty} P(t)$

I know that if you add the two equations you get a 0, is that what c equals?
The first equation should have a minus infront of it