Abstract

This thesis presents a simple force-based model of moving and interacting cells that incorporates a realistic description of cell adhesion and applies it to a system of spherical cells. In addition, several results in matrix theory are proved with the end of showing that the equations produced by the model uniquely determine the motion of the system or cells.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics

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Date Submitted

2005-07-08

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd914

Keywords

adhesion, cell, integrin, matrix

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Mathematics Commons

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