Cellular Automata over Group Alphabets: Undergraduate Education and the PascGalois Project
Michael Bardzell and Donald Spickler
This purpose of this note is to report efforts underway in the PascGalois Project (www.pascgalois.org) to provide connections between standard courses in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum (e.g. abstract algebra, number theory, discrete mathematics) and cellular automata. The value of these connections to the mathematical education of undergraduates will be described. Project course supplements, supporting software, and areas of student research will also be summarized.
Keywords: PascGalois Project, PascGalois JE, Group Alphabets, Fractal Dimensions, Growth Rate Dimensions, Abstract Algebra, Undergraduate Research