Pulsar quadrant

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Pulsar quadrant
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Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 18
Bounding box 9 × 9
Period 3
Mod 3
Heat 8
Volatility 0.46
Strict volatility 0.46
Rotor type Pulsar
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1973

Pulsar quadrant (or pulse) is a period-3 oscillator that was found by David Buckingham in July 1973.[1] It consists of a quarter of the outer part of a pulsar stabilized by a cis-fuse with two tails.

Commonness

Information on this oscillator's commonness with respect to other naturally-occurring patterns is currently unknown.

LCM oscillators

The smallest known oscillator of period 228 is an LCM oscillator comprised of a pulsar quadrant and a p76 pi-heptomino shuttle.

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See also

References

  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.

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