%0 Generic
%D 2009
%T Efficient computation in rational-valued P systems
%A Nadia Busi
%A Miguel A. Gutiérrez-Naranjo
%A Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
%I Cambridge University Press
%P 1125-1139
%U http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=6798448
%V 19
%X In this paper, we describe a new representation for deterministic rational-valued P systems that allows us to form a bridge between membrane computing and linear algebra. On the one hand, we prove that an efficient computation for these P systems can be described using linear algebra techniques. In particular, we show that the computation for getting a configuration in such P systems can be carried out by multiplying appropriate matrices. On the other hand, we also show that membrane computing techniques can be used to get the nth power of a given matrix.