## Clifford Algebra VoDou Physics of Wolfram's 256 CellularAutomata Rules

The 256 Cellular Automata Rules ofWolfram correspond tothe 256 basis elements of the 256-dimensional CliffordAlgebra of 16x16 Real Matrices, Cl(8) and Cl(1,7), and itsdiscrete counterpart, as well as to the 256 Odu of IFA.

To visualize the correspondence, write the rule numbers in binarynotation, put them with the pictures of the 30-level actions of eachof the 256 rules as shown on pages 55 and 56 of Wolfram'sbook A New Kind ofScience, and organize them with respect to the

1 + 8 + 28 + 56 + (35+35) + 56 + 28 + 8 + 1 = 256 = 16x16 =2^8

Here are 78 of the 256, including:

• all 1+8+8+1 = 18 of grades 0, 1, 7, 8;
• 10 of the 28 in each of grades 2, 6;
• 10 of the 56 in each of grades 3, 5;
• 10+10 = 20 of the 35+35 = 70 in grade 4.

The vertical line is a symmetry line of the symmetry of exchanging0s and 1s in the binary numbers.

Note that:

• the grade-1 vectors 1, 2, 4, 16 (the subset sequence 2^0 = 1, 2^1 = 2, 2^2 = 4, 2^4 = 16 related to Fermat primes)

correspond to the 4 dimensions of physical spacetime;

• 1 gives a succession of bands, the procession of time;
• 2 gives a slope to the left, one of three space dimensions;
• 4 gives a vertical slope, a second of three space dimensions;
• 16 gives a slope to the right, the third of three space dimensions;
• the grade-1 vectors 8, 32, 64, 128 (all giving all white)

correspond to the 4 dimensions of internal symmetry space;

• rule 18 = 00010010 is the first rule to include both 16 = 00010000 with right slope and 2 = 00000010 with left slope and is the first rule with traingular self-similar fractal structure;
• rule 30 = 00011110 is the first rule to include 16, 8, 4, and 2 and is in the self-dual grade-4 and is the first rule with triangular chaotic behavior.

Here are all 28 rules for each of grades 2 and 6.

Note that:

Here are all 56 rules for each of grades 3 and 5.

Note that:

Here are all 35+35 = 70 rules for grade 4.

Note that:

Here is a numerical (no pictures) list of all 256, with gradeindicated:

`Grade: 0         1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8000 00000000001           00000001002           00000010003                     00000011004           00000100005                     00000101006                     00000110007                               00000111008           00001000009                     00001001010                               00001010011                               00001011012                     00001100013                               00001101014                               00001110015                                         00001111016           00010000      017                     00010001018                     00010010019                               00010011020                     00010100021                               00010101022                               00010110023                                         00010111024                     00011000025                               00011001026                               00011010027                                         00011011028                               00011100029                                         00011101030                                         00011110031                                                   00011111032           00100000033                     00100001034                     00100010035                               00100011036                     00100100037                               00100101038                               00100110039                                         00100111040                     00101000041                               00101001042                               00101010043                                         00101011044                               00101100045                                         00101101046                                         00101110047                                                   00101111048                     00110000049      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10111001186                                                   10111010187                                                            10111011188                                                   10111100189                                                            10111101190                                                            10111110191                                                                      10111111192                     11000000193                               11000001194                               11000010195                                         11000011196                               11000100197                                         11000101198                                         11000110199                                                   11000111200                               11001000201                                         11001001202                                         11001010203                                                  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                                                      11111011252                                                             11111100253                                                                       11111101254                                                                       11111110255                                                                                 11111111`

FrankD. (Tony) Smith, Jr. - May 2004 - Clickhere for pdf version.

(June 2004 correction to SU(3) diagram suggested by MichaelGibbs)

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