Complex Systems

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987 »
The original journal devoted to the science, mathematics, and engineering of systems with simple components but complex overall behavior.

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Fangyue Chen, Bo Chen, Junbiao Guan, and Weifeng Jin
Glider Collisions in Hybrid Cellular Automaton Rules

Ramón Alonso-Sanz
On Quaternion Maps with Memory

Leah A. Chrestien
Hexagonal Lattice Systems Based on Rotationally Invariant Constraints

Massimo Franceschet
Complex Beauty

Miklos N. Szilagyi
A General N-Person Game Solver for Pavlovian Agents


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