Randomized Automata for Isotropic Modelling of two- and Three-Dimensional Waves And Spatiotemporal Chaos in Excitable Media

  • M. Markus
  • M. Krafczyk
  • B. Hess
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 244)


In the present volume, a large variety of excitable media in chemistry, physics, biology and even astronomy is presented. This volume also contains a number of tools for the modelling of wave propagation in such media. Among these tools, cellular automata have proven for a long time to show a number of advantages: they are intuitively appealing, being easily described and understood, they can easily be programmed and they run relatively fast on a computer.


Cellular Automaton Excitable Medium Spiral Wave Isotropic Modelling Dictyostelium Discoideum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Markus
    • 1
  • M. Krafczyk
    • 1
  • B. Hess
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck Institut für ErnahrungsphysiologieDortmund 1Germany

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