Emergent Properties in Structurally Dynamic Disordered Cellular Networks

Nowotny, Thomas and Requardt, Manford (2007) Emergent Properties in Structurally Dynamic Disordered Cellular Networks. Journal of Cellular Automata, 2 (4). pp. 273-289. ISSN 1557-5969

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Abstract

We relate structurally dynamic cellular networks, a class of models we developed in fundamental space-time physics, to SDCA, introduced some time ago by Ilachinski and Halpern. We emphasize the crucial property of a non-linear interaction of network geometry with the matter degrees of freedom in order to emulate the supposedly highly erratic and strongly fluctuating space-time structure on the Planck scale. We then embark on a detailed numerical analysis of various large scale characteristics of several classes of models in order to understand what will happen if some sort of macroscopic or continuum limit is performed. Of particular relevance in this context is a notion of network dimension and its behavior in this limit. Furthermore, the possibility of phase transitions is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Thomas Nowotny
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:57
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 15:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23215
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