Dynamics of an Elementary Cellular Automaton
The dynamic of a cellular automaton (CA) evolution with a random initial condition can be studied by calculating the value of the mean, the total (sum), or the base conversion from binary to decimal for each step.[more]
The evolution of CA rules class 1 tends to stabilize to just one value.
The evolution of CA rules class 2 tends to stabilize or to be periodic.
The evolution of CA rules class 3 tends to be chaotic (noisy).
The evolution of CA rules class 4 tends to be a mix of chaotic and periodic, with local repetitive distributions.
Transitory states can occur in the CA evolution depending on the initial condition.[less]