Artificial Life VI

Order Parameter for a Symbolic Chemical System

Yasuhiro Suzuki
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Hirhoshi Tanaka
Tokyo Medical and Dental University


Life can be considered as an specific class of chemical reaction system, but real biochemical system is so complex that it is difficult to know what is happen in the system. Thus, we need to abstract the essential properties of biochemical system in order to get insight of its dynamical properties. We develop an abstract computational model, called ARMS, which deal with systems of large degree of freedom like liquid and confirm that they can simulate the emergence of the complex cyclic behaviors which are seen in autocatalytic such as, chemical oscillation which are often found in the emergence of life. We also study mathematical property of the model by using computational algebra and obtain a order parameter to describe the global behavior of the system.

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