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A '''shuttle''' is an [[oscillator]] that consists of an active region moving back and forth or constantly reflects between stabilizing objects. The most well-known and first discovered examples are the [[queen bee shuttle]] (which is sometimes referred to as ''the'' shuttle) and the [[twin bees shuttle]]. A large number of [[t-tetromino]] and [[pre-pulsar]] shuttles are known, including the p30 [[Eureka]]. [[Reflector]]s can be used to construct [[glider]] shuttles.
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A '''shuttle''' is an [[oscillator]] that consists of an active region moving back and forth between stabilizing objects. The most well-known and first discovered examples are the [[queen bee shuttle]] (which is sometimes referred to as ''the'' shuttle) and the [[twin bees shuttle]]. A large number of [[t-tetromino]] and [[pre-pulsar]] shuttles are known, including the p30 [[Eureka]]. [[Reflector]]s can be used to construct [[glider]] shuttles.
  
 
Simple shuttles commonly have a [[period]] that is a multiple of 2, but asymmetric shuttles are also known, in which one end is stabilized by a different period mechanism from the other.
 
Simple shuttles commonly have a [[period]] that is a multiple of 2, but asymmetric shuttles are also known, in which one end is stabilized by a different period mechanism from the other.
 
Shuttles with a period as low as 6 have been discovered.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[:Category:Shuttles|List of shuttles]]
 
*[[:Category:Shuttles|List of shuttles]]
*[[P54 shuttle]]
 
*[[34P14 shuttle]]
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{LinkWeisstein|Shuttle.html}}
 
{{LinkWeisstein|Shuttle.html}}
 
{{LinkLexicon|lex_s.htm#shuttle}}
 
{{LinkLexicon|lex_s.htm#shuttle}}

Revision as of 20:30, 7 February 2019

A shuttle is an oscillator that consists of an active region moving back and forth between stabilizing objects. The most well-known and first discovered examples are the queen bee shuttle (which is sometimes referred to as the shuttle) and the twin bees shuttle. A large number of t-tetromino and pre-pulsar shuttles are known, including the p30 Eureka. Reflectors can be used to construct glider shuttles.

Simple shuttles commonly have a period that is a multiple of 2, but asymmetric shuttles are also known, in which one end is stabilized by a different period mechanism from the other.

See also

External links