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A273854 First differences of number of active (ON,black) cells in n-th stage of growth of two-dimensional cellular automaton defined by "Rule 974", based on the 5-celled von Neumann neighborhood. 1
4, 4, 8, 4, 8, 8, 32, 28, 8, 20, 48, 40, 32, 48, 80, 52, -8, 0, 56, 84, 80, 60, 64, 92, 80, 56, 112, 140, 96, 56, 160, 120, -16, 52, 72, 100, 120, 72, 176, 192, 0, 92, 280, 224, 160, 144, 256, 260, 56, 12, 96, 56, 144, 248, 264, 252, 168, 156, 224, 332, 296 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,1

COMMENTS

Initialized with a single black (ON) cell at stage zero.

REFERENCES

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002; p. 170.

LINKS

Robert Price, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..127

N. J. A. Sloane, On the Number of ON Cells in Cellular Automata, arXiv:1503.01168 [math.CO], 2015

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Elementary Cellular Automaton

S. Wolfram, A New Kind of Science

Index entries for sequences related to cellular automata

Index to 2D 5-Neighbor Cellular Automata

Index to Elementary Cellular Automata

MATHEMATICA

CAStep[rule_, a_]:=Map[rule[[10-#]]&, ListConvolve[{{0, 2, 0}, {2, 1, 2}, {0, 2, 0}}, a, 2], {2}];

code=974; stages=128;

rule=IntegerDigits[code, 2, 10];

g=2*stages+1; (* Maximum size of grid *)

a=PadLeft[{{1}}, {g, g}, 0, Floor[{g, g}/2]]; (* Initial ON cell on grid *)

ca=a;

ca=Table[ca=CAStep[rule, ca], {n, 1, stages+1}];

PrependTo[ca, a];

(* Trim full grid to reflect growth by one cell at each stage *)

k=(Length[ca[[1]]]+1)/2;

ca=Table[Table[Part[ca[[n]][[j]], Range[k+1-n, k-1+n]], {j, k+1-n, k-1+n}], {n, 1, k}];

on=Map[Function[Apply[Plus, Flatten[#1]]], ca] (* Count ON cells at each stage *)

Table[on[[i+1]]-on[[i]], {i, 1, Length[on]-1}] (* Difference at each stage *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A273851.

Sequence in context: A273333 A273428 A273765 * A082075 A243641 A276620

Adjacent sequences:  A273851 A273852 A273853 * A273855 A273856 A273857

KEYWORD

sign,easy

AUTHOR

Robert Price, Jun 01 2016

STATUS

approved

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