One dimensional cellular automata-The totalistic approach

Ghosh, Jonaki B. and Adsule, Rohit (2018) One dimensional cellular automata-The totalistic approach. At Right Angles, 7 (2). pp. 105-116. ISSN 2582-1873

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The topic of cellular automata has many interesting and wide ranging applications to real life problems emerging from areas such as image processing, cryptography, neural networks, developing electronic devices and modelling biological systems. In fact cellular automata can be a powerful tool for modelling many kinds of systems. In the March 2018 issue of At Right Angles we had introduced the basic ideas which form the foundation of the Elementary Cellular Automata (ECA) as defined by Stephen Wolfram. The reader is urged to go through the article before reading this. The topic of Cellular Automata lends itself to interesting investigations which are well within the reach of high school students. We had illustrated the simple and yet powerful ideas in the previous article where we had described and analysed the behaviour of the 256 ECAs. In this article we shall provide a brief recap for the first time reader before moving on to the concept of Totalistic Cellular Automata.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ghosh, Jonaki B. and Adsule, Rohit
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Uncontrolled Keywords: cellular automata, Grids, Colour, State, Rule, Pattern, Generation, Iteration
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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