Bipole

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Bipole
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Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Muttering moat
Family Barberpole
Number of cells 8
Bounding box 5×5
Period 2
Mod 1
Heat 4
Volatility 0.40
Strict volatility 0.40
Rotor type Pole 2
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery 1970

The bipole is the barberpole of length 2 and is thus an oscillator of period 2. It is the smallest possible barberpole.

Commonness

The bipole is the seventh most common oscillator in Achim Flammenkamp's census, being less common than the clock and pentadecathlon but more common than the quadpole.[1]

See also

References

  1. Achim Flammenkamp (September 7, 2004). "Most seen natural occurring ash objects in Game of Life". Retrieved on January 15, 2009.

External links

  • Bipole at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life