Dynamics and thermodynamics of a gas of automata

G. Turchetti, F. Zanlungo, B. Giorgini

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We consider a system of point charges interacting within a cone of vision and confined by an external potential, as a simple model of individuals provided with vision. The non Newtonian nature of the interaction introduces dissipative effects which are balanced by a memory mechanism. The two-body system is amenable to quadrature, whereas the N ≫ 1 body system exhibits crystal-like and disordered states with a non-trivial phase diagram if the interaction range and memory persistence are chosen as control parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number58003
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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