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Complex Systems

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The original journal devoted to the science, mathematics and engineering of systems with simple components but complex overall behavior.

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Nobutaka Doba
The Time Evolution of a Greenberg–Hastings Cellular Automaton on a Finite Graph

Thomas L. Wood
Nonlocal and Light Cone Dynamics Emergent from Information-Propagating Complete Graph

Georg Jäger
Using Elementary Cellular Automata to Model Different Research Strategies and the Generation of New Knowledge

Bar Y. Peled and Avishy Y. Carmi
Complexity Steering in Cellular Automata

Jonathan Gorard
The Slowdown Theorem: A Lower Bound for Computational Irreducibility in Physical Systems


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