Someone should probably add an image of the mathematician to this page to illustrate the third example given. Nathaniel 14:25, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
"Induction coil" vs "inductee"
Is there ever actually any reason to use some of these induction coils? A cap/longhook/dock has no benefit over a table, a wing has no benefit over bun/bookend (I suppose someone might want to use a house to reach a certain symmetry), and a teardrop is approximately always replaceable by the humble ship, AFAICT.
There are cases like these:
x = 21, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 2o12b2o2bo$o2bo2bo7bo2bobo$b8o6b3obo$9bo9b2o$3b4o2bo5b3obo$3bo3bob2o3b o2bobo$6b2obo4bo2bob2o$9bo5b2o$9b2o!
but I don't recall any actual examples of this sort. These seem like cases of needing to weld two coils together anyway, not a "primary" interest.
To me it looks like the "working list" presented is actually listing small examples of what I would call inductees - that is, patterns that themself require an induction coil for stability.
--Tropylium 13:05, 3 February 2013 (CST)