Complex Systems

Simulations of Mixtures of Two Boolean Cellular Automata Rules Download PDF

Luciano R. da Silva
Hans J. Herrmann
SPhT, CEN Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Liacir S. Lucena
Departmento de Física, UFRN, Natal RN 59000 Brazil


We consider cellular automata on a square lattice with nearest-neighbor inputs. Our automata are quenched mixtures of two Boolean functions. We investigate if there is a phase transition as a function of the degree of mixing, particularly if one chooses one rule as forcing and the other as non-forcing.