Resources accumulation rate
The CA is controlled by the following buttons:
Shorter: Makes CA shorter.
Longer: Makes CA longer.
Plant CA-1: CA-1 is planted.
Plant CA-2: CA-2 is planted.
Infusion: CA-1 adds one of its bits to CA-2, which happens only when they touch each other.
Resources= the amount of resources the CA has
Accumulation rate: v(t)
This experiment illustrates the advantage of a chaotic perturbation to CA-2. When the experiment begins the two CA start moving. Their resources decline and they get thinner when dropping below -50 (resources < -50) they turn toward each other. When they touch or overlap, resources are replenished and the CA get wider. Resource accumulation is proportional to the CA count. The fatter a CA is the more resources it accumulates. Each CA senses where the other is. Both bounce back from the borders.
First set infusion = false You may desynchronize
the CA by replanting one of them. The CA become more and more attracted
to each other and their resources increase. They become wider
and their movement more sluggish. Finally they take up the structure
of the isolated (default) CA also called stable solution. Their
mean resource accumulation rate v(t) measured in 10 time units intervals,
fluctuates between 4 and 7.
When both CA attained their stable solution, set infusion = true. Now CA-1 infuses one of its bits to CA-2. Following a lag period during which CA-2 becomes thinner, it starts growing and its resources accumulation rate rises. CA-2 [v(t)] > CA-1 [v(t)].
Now set infusion = false. Both CA will gradually
assume their default isolated state. Actually the CA have two
default attractors. One with a period of 46 and the other called
also “Heart solution” . has a period
of 29. When infusion is stopped CA-2 may assume either one.
When the two CA part they lose their resources and start accumulating from scratch. You may induce this state by replanting either one.
set infusion = false:
Both CA reach their stable solution Their resource accumulation rates, v(t) fluctuate between 4 -7
set infusion = true
As long as both CA touch each other:
CA-1 accumulation rate v(t) fluctuates between 4 – 7.
CA-2: After a lag period CA-2 will grow and accumulate resources faster.
set infusion = false
Both CA return to their stable solution when CA-2 [v(t)] = CA-1 [v(t)]. However CA-2 [resources] > CA-1 [resources] and Abs [ CA-2 [resources] – CA-1 [resources]] = const.
Once the CA separate they lose all their resources.
Click here to inspect the
trajectory of a typical experiment