1.2 The Science of Computation
- Mathematics and mathematical equations have been used over the last 300 years to understand the natural world.
- Wolfram demonstrates that simple rules in programs, like those found in cellular automata, can produce complex results.
- Cellular automata are a line of cells, black or white, which at each step of a rule is updated based on the color it was in the previous step and the color of its two neighbors.
- Rule 30 Cellular Automaton is one example of a program used to produce random numbers in Wolfram’s Mathematica software program.