4.7 flocking

A flocking model loosely based on ideas in

Czirók A and Vicsek T 2000 Collective behavior of interacting self-propelled particles. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 281, 17–29.
Grégoire G, Chaté H and Tu Y 2003 Moving and staying together without a leader. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 181, 157–170.
Vicsek T, Czirók, A. A, Ben-Jacob E, Cohen I and Sochet O 1995 Novel type of phase transition in a system of self-driven particles. Physical Review Letters, 75, 1226–1229.

This model also includes various different implementations of the idea of ‘flock-mates’ which demonstrate the importance of basic spatial properties (in this case proximity or ‘neighbourhood’) in many spatial models.

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