Game of Life Cellular Automata

Game of Life Cellular Automata

by Andrew Adamatzky (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447161547
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 579
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

Andrew Adamatzky is a Professor in Unconventional Computing in the Department of Computer Science, and a member of Bristol Robotics Lab. He does research in reaction-diffusion computing, cellular automata, physarum computing, massive parallel computation, applied mathematics, collective intelligence and robotics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Cellular Automata and Conway’s Game of Life.- Part I Historical.- 2. Conway’s Game of Life: Early Personal Recollections.- 3. Conway’s Life.- 4. Life’s Still Lifes.- 5. A Zoo of Life Forms.- Part II Classical Topics.- 6. Growth and Decay in Life-Like Cellular Automata.- 7. The B36/S125 “2x2” Life-Like Cellular Automaton.- 8. Object Synthesis in Conway’s Game of Life and other Cellular Automata.- 9. Gliders and Glider Guns Discovery in Cellular Automata.- 10. Constraint Programming to Solve Maximal Density Still Life.- Part III Asynchronous, Continuous and Memory-Enriched Automata.- 11. Larger than Life’s Extremes: Rigorous Results for Simplified Rules and Speculation on the Phase Boundaries.- 12. RealLife.- 13. Variations on the Game of Life.- 14. Does Life Resist Asynchrony?.- 15. LIFE with Short-Term Memory.- 16. Localization Dynamics in a Binary Two-Dimensional Cellular Automaton: the Diffusion Rule.- Part IV Non-Orthogonal Lattices.- 17. The Game of Life in Non-Square Environments.- 18. The Game of Life Rules on Penrose Tilings: Still Life and Oscillators.- 19. A Spherical XOR Gate Implemented in the Game of Life.- Part V Complexity.- 20. Emergent Complexity in Conway’s Game of Life.- 21. Macroscopic Spatial Complexity of the Game of Life Cellular Automaton: A Simple Data Analysis.- Part VI Physics.- 22. The Enlightened Game of Life
23. Towards a Quantum Game of Life.- Part VII Music.- 24. Game of Life Music.- Part VIII Computation.- 25. Universal Computation and Construction in GoL Cellular Automata.- 26. A Simple Universal Turing Machine for the Game of Life Turing Machine.- 27. Computation with Competing Patterns in Life-like Automaton.- Index

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