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Cellular automata

View Resource Primordial Soup Kitchen

Cooked up by chef David Griffeath, mathematics professor at the University of Wisconsin, Primordial Soup Kitchen is a repository for information about "self-organization of random cellular automata," via "computer graphics and animations that illustrate the ability of local parallel update rules to generate spatial structure from disordered initial states." Click on Intro or the spiral from the...
View Resource Fractals, Chaos

Paul Bourke of the Astrophysics and Supercomputing department at Swinburne University of Technology is the author of this massive resource on fractals and chaos. He gives examples of many different kinds and classes of fractals, including the Mandelbrot set and various attractors; and brief explanations accompany each one. A substantial introduction to fractals covers the underlying principles and...