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Simulating physics with cellular automata

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Abstract

Cellular automata are dynamical systems where space, time, and variables are discrete. They are shown on two-dimensional examples to be capable of non-numerical simulations of physics. They are useful for faithful parallel processing of lattice models. At another level, they exhibit behaviours and illustrate concepts that are unmistakably physical, such as non-ergodicity and order parameters, frustration, relaxation to chaos through period doublings, a conspicuous arrow of time in reversible microscopic dynamics, causality and light-cone, and non-separability. In general, they constitute exactly computable models for complex phenomena and large-scale correlations that result from very simple short-range interactions. The author studies their space, time, and intrinsic symmetries and the corresponding conservation laws, with an emphasis on the conservation of information obeyed by reversible cellular automata. 60 references.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1984
Product Type:
Conference
Reference Number:
EDB-85-169380
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physica D (Amsterdam); (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 1-2; Conference: Proceedings of an interdisciplinary workshop on cellular automata, Los Alamos, NM, USA, 7 Mar 1983
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTERS; USES; CLASSICAL MECHANICS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; PHYSICS; SIMULATION; MECHANICS; PROGRAMMING; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers
OSTI ID:
5171013
Research Organizations:
MIT Lab. for Computer Science, Cambridge, MA
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: PDNPD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 96-116
Announcement Date:
Jul 01, 1985

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Citation Formats

Vichniac, G Y. Simulating physics with cellular automata. Netherlands: N. p., 1984. Web.
Vichniac, G Y. Simulating physics with cellular automata. Netherlands.
Vichniac, G Y. 1984. "Simulating physics with cellular automata." Netherlands.
@misc{etde_5171013,
title = {Simulating physics with cellular automata}
author = {Vichniac, G Y}
abstractNote = {Cellular automata are dynamical systems where space, time, and variables are discrete. They are shown on two-dimensional examples to be capable of non-numerical simulations of physics. They are useful for faithful parallel processing of lattice models. At another level, they exhibit behaviours and illustrate concepts that are unmistakably physical, such as non-ergodicity and order parameters, frustration, relaxation to chaos through period doublings, a conspicuous arrow of time in reversible microscopic dynamics, causality and light-cone, and non-separability. In general, they constitute exactly computable models for complex phenomena and large-scale correlations that result from very simple short-range interactions. The author studies their space, time, and intrinsic symmetries and the corresponding conservation laws, with an emphasis on the conservation of information obeyed by reversible cellular automata. 60 references.}
journal = {Physica D (Amsterdam); (Netherlands)}
volume = {1-2}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1984}
month = {Jan}
}