
Artificial life 

Introduction
to Cellular Automata  
Cellular automata applications are diverse and numerous. Fundamentally, cellular automata constitute completely known universes. Our Universe is submitted to the laws of physics. These laws are only partly known and appear to be highly complex. In a cellular automaton laws are simple and completely known. One can then test and analyse the global behaviour of a simplified universe, for example :
In a more daily field, cellular automata
can be used as graphic generators^{11}.
The several images below, generated with Capow, show some graphic effects.
But it is undoubtedly in the field of artificial life that cellular automata are most known. 9 Toffoli T., Cellular automata as an alternative to Differential equations, in Modelling Physics, Physica 10D, 1984. 10 Langlois A., Phipps M., op.cit.. 11 According to Rucker et Walker op. cit., "in five years you won't be able to watch television for an hour without seeing some kind of cellular automata". 
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