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Cellular Automata

  • Sun-Chong Wang
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Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 743)

Abstract

An ant, compared with other species, is a simple creature. Yet, a colony of ants forms a single complex hierarchical system, which, in some sense, can be more efficient than other ingregarious, yet more advanced, organisms. Ants utilize simple protocols in communications between each other. An ordered system is thereby formed and individuals know where/how to efficiently locate/transport foods. Careful examinations revealed that the system works from bottom up. The result is remarkable: the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Keywords

Mass Density Cellular Automaton Reaction Rule Cellular Automaton Method Mass Plot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun-Chong Wang
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  1. 1.TRIUMFCanada

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