# Cellular automata modeling of physical systems

B. Chopard and
M. Droz

Cambrige University Press
Collection Alea, 1998

ISBN: 0 512 46168 5

## Description

This book provides a self-contained introduction to cellular automata and
lattice Boltzmann techniques.
Beginning with a chapter introducing the basic concepts of this developing
field, a second chapter describes methods used in cellular automata
modeling. Following chapters discuss the statistical mechanics of lattice
gases, diffusion phenomena, reaction-diffusion processes and
non-equilibrium phase transitions. A final chapter looks at other models
and applications, such as wave propagation and multiparticle fluids. With a
pedagogic approach, the volume focuses on the use of cellular automata in
the framework of equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics. It
also emphasises application-oriented problems such as fluid dynamics and
pattern formation. The book contains many examples and problems. A
glossary and a detailed bibliography are also included.

This will be a valuable text for graduate students and researchers working
in statistical physics, solid state physics, chemical physics and computer
science.