A guide to using Mathematica so as to explore cellular automata within natural phenomena, such as insect colonies, bird flight paths and even DNA sequencing. Designed for physicists, life scientists, and engineers - in fact, everyone dealing with fractals - the book first introduces Mathematica before going on to provide the valuable information needed to properly motivate the code and run the simulations presented in the book. All these simulations have been tested both inside and outside the classroom setting, allowing the book's use as reference material as well as a textbook or course supplement.
Packaged together with a DOS diskette enabling cross-platfform access to the code. The files will also be accessible via the World Wide Web.