Cellular Automata

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In this chapter we present a view of cellular automata (CA's) as the quintessential complex system and how they can be used for complex systems modelling. First, we consider theoretical issues of the complexity of their behaviour, discussing the Wolfrom Classification, the Langton, lambda parameter, and the edge of chaos. Then we consider the input entropy as a way of quantifying complex rules. Finally we contrast explicit CAs modelling of geophysical systems and heuristic particle-based methods for the visualisation of lava flows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Complex Adaptive Systems
EditorsAng Yang Shan
Place of PublicationHershey, Pa
PublisherIGI Publishing
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781599049625
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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