Cellular Automata

(An Introduction)
  • Wolfgang Merzenich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 4)


The mathematical theory of cellular automata (CA) was first used by J. v. Neumann1 who showed that complex abstract machines (mathematical structures) have the property of reproducing themselves. So the self-reproducing property is not only specific for biological systems but turns out to be a property of complex structures.


Cellular Automaton Single Pulse Turing Machine Cellular Automaton Global Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Merzenich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of DortmundFed. Rep. Germany

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