EXPLORING DISCRETE DYNAMICS (second edition) is a comprehensive guide
to studying cellular automata and discrete dynamical networks with the
classic software Discrete Dynamics Laboratory (www.DDLab.org), widely used in
research and education. These collective networks are at the core of
complexity and emergent self-organisation. With interactive graphics,
DDLab is able to explore a huge diversity of behaviour, mostly terra
incognita -- space-time patterns, and basins of attraction --
mathematical objects representing the convergent flow in
state-space. Applications range within physics, mathematics, biology,
cognition, society, economics and computation, and more specifically
in neural and genetic networks, artificial life, and theories of
memory. This second edition covers many new features.
Advance Praise by Stuart Kauffman
The great John von Neumann invented cellular automata. These discrete
state finite automata have become a mainstay in the study of complex
systems, exhibiting order, criticality, and chaos. Andy Wuensche's
"Exploring Discrete Dynamics" 2016, is by far the most advanced tool
for simulating such systems and has become widely important in the
field of complexity.