Exercises for Chaos Under Control

Chapter 9: The Game of Life

31. Determine by hand the next generation of the Life configurations below
32. Determine by hand the next two generations of the Life configurations below

33.[C] Using 2DIM and the random initial condition, observe which stable configurations arise spontaneously from the Life rules. (Allow some time to pass before drawing any conclusions - the transients must be allowed to die down.) Recall Life is the Moore automaton with outer totalistic rule Table 9.3d.

34.[C] A textbook description is no substitute for the experience of Life. Play with LIFE to get a hint of the Game's many wonders. But here's a warning label for the user: Life is powerfully addictive! Use only when not faced with an impending deadline.

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