Additive cellular automata over a finite abelian group are a wide class of cellular automata (CA) that are able to exhibit most of the complex behaviors of general CA and they are often exploited for designing applications in different practical contexts. We provide an easy to check algebraic characterization of positive expansivity for Additive Cellular Automata over a finite abelian group. We stress that positive expansivity is an important property that defines a condition of strong chaos for CA and, for this reason, an easy to check characterization of positive expansivity turns out to be crucial for designing proper applications based on Additive CA and where a condition of strong chaos is required. First of all, in the paper an easy to check algebraic characterization of positive expansivity is provided for the non trivial subclass of Linear Cellular Automata over the alphabet (Z/mZ)n . Then, we show how it can be exploited to decide positive expansivity for the whole class of Additive Cellular Automata over a finite abelian group.

An Easy to Check Characterization of Positive Expansivity for Additive Cellular Automata over a Finite Abelian Group

Margara, Luciano
2023

Abstract

Additive cellular automata over a finite abelian group are a wide class of cellular automata (CA) that are able to exhibit most of the complex behaviors of general CA and they are often exploited for designing applications in different practical contexts. We provide an easy to check algebraic characterization of positive expansivity for Additive Cellular Automata over a finite abelian group. We stress that positive expansivity is an important property that defines a condition of strong chaos for CA and, for this reason, an easy to check characterization of positive expansivity turns out to be crucial for designing proper applications based on Additive CA and where a condition of strong chaos is required. First of all, in the paper an easy to check algebraic characterization of positive expansivity is provided for the non trivial subclass of Linear Cellular Automata over the alphabet (Z/mZ)n . Then, we show how it can be exploited to decide positive expansivity for the whole class of Additive Cellular Automata over a finite abelian group.
2023
Dennunzio, Alberto; Formenti, Enrico; Margara, Luciano
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