Interactive and Visual Representations

CurranPhysics@necsi: Emergent Behavior Applet

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This Java applet was created by Curran Kelleher, a student at UMass Lowell and NECSI. It demonstrates the incredibly wide range of collective behaviors that can emerge from relatively simple rules of interaction.

Use the sliders in the pop-up window to vary several key parameters and see what kinds of behaviors and patterns result.



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