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Author Rendell, Paul, author

Title Turing machine universality of the game of life / Paul Rendell
Published Cham : Springer, 2016
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Series Emergence, complexity and computation, 2194-7295 ; volume 18
Emergence, complexity and computation ; v. 18
Contents Introduction -- Background -- Literature Review / Related Work -- Game of Life Turing Machine -- Game of Life Universal Turing Machine.- Optimizing Transition Order -- Forty Five Degree Stack -- Stack Constructor -- Universal Counter Machine -- Turing Machine -- Wolfram?s two State Three Symbol UTM -- Conclusions and Discussion -- Further Work
Summary This book presents a proof of universal computation in the Game of Life cellular automaton by using a Turing machine construction. It provides an introduction including background information and an extended review of the literature for Turing Machines, Counter Machines and the relevant patterns in Conway's Game of Life so that the subject matter is accessibly to non specialists. The book contains a description of the author?s Turing machine in Conway?s Game of Life including an unlimited storage tape provided by growing stack structures and it also presents a fast universal Turing machine designed to allow the working to be demonstrated in a convenient period of time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed July 28, 2015)
Subject Conway, John H. (John Horton). Game of life
Turing machines.
Pattern recognition systems.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319198416 (print)
3319198424 (electronic bk.)
9783319198415 (print)
9783319198422 (electronic bk.)