Thursday, August 6, 2015
Simpler Equations for the Blood Alcohol Content
When the absorption rate, λ, and the elimination rate, μ, for the 2-compartment model for the blood alcohol content are equal the solution becomes degenerate but simplified alternative formulas can be found.
For this B(t) there is only one search parameter, λ. B0 and D0 can be determined by the method of least squares if λ is known. This was done for the abstainers and the resulting curve is practically indistinguishable from the previous result.