This work investigates the monotonicity of topological entropy for one-dimensional multilayer cellular neural networks. The interacting radius and number of layers are treated as parameters. Fix either one of them; the set of topological entropies grows as a strictly nested sequence with respect to one another. Apart from the comparison of the set of topological entropies, maximal and minimal templates are indicators of a dynamical system. Our results demonstrate that maximal and minimal templates of larger interacting radius (respectively number of layers) dominate those of smaller one. To be precise, the strict monotonicity of topological entropy is demonstrated through the comparison of the maximal and minimal templates as the parameters are varied.
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Vol.19, No.11, pp.3657-3670