Evolution Theory, Periodic Particles, and Solitons in Cellular Automata
A theory for soliton automata is developed and applied to the analysis and prediction of patterns in their behavior. A complete characterization and method of construction of 1‐periodic particles is given. A general evolution theorem (GET) is obtained which provides significant information for a state in terms of preceding states. Application of this theorem yields several interesting results predicting periodicity and solitonic collisions. The GET explains and is based on a fundamental property of soliton automata, observed and analyzed in this paper, namely that pieces of information are lost on the left and reappear on the right.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1989