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Cato Maximilian Guldberg

(1836–1902) Norwegian chemist Guldberg was educated at the university in his native city of Christiania (now Oslo) and started his career teaching at the Royal Military School ...

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Encyclopedia of Evolution

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...in order to develop an understanding of the resulting dynamic behavior. Central to most mathematical models is the assumption of the so-called mass-action principle, a concept that was originally developed in chemical kinetics around 1870 by the Norwegian scientists Cato Maximilian Guldberg and Peter Waage , but was first applied to infectious disease dynamics by the English scientist W. H. Hamer in 1906 . The mass-action principle postulates that the rate of new infection of susceptible hosts is proportional to the product of the densities of the...

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