# Team:Calgary/Notebook/FluxAnalysis

### From 2012.igem.org

## Contents |

## Week 1 (May 1-4)

Refer to Hydrocarbon Modelling Part [1]

## Week 4 (May 22-25)

### Concepts

#### Flux Balance Analysis (FBA)

Flux balance analysis (FBA) is a mathematical method for analyzing metabolism. It is a direct application of linear programming to biological systems that uses the stoichiometric coefficients for each reaction in the system as the set of constraints for the optimization.

##### The Steady State Assumption

In chemistry, a steady state is a situation in which all state variables are constant in spite of ongoing processes that strive to change them. For an entire system to be at steady state