Studying the Effects of Perturbations on Elementary One-Dimensional Cellular Automata
This project investigates the effects of perturbations on elementary one-dimensional cellular automata (CAs). These effects are examined from “a pure NKS,” as well as a social science perspective. In other words, the general evolution of the perturbed CAs is of interest as well as the perturbations’ ability to produce some desired behavior. Perturbed CAs can be viewed as a model of systems affected by policies or control schemes. Through examining such CAs some inferences may be drawn as to the effectiveness and consequences of various types of policies and schemes.
(April 20, 2004)