User:Tropylium/Spark-coupled oscillator

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A spark-coupled oscillator is an oscillator conctructed from two smaller sparker oscillators, so that their sparks interact to create a slightly longer-lived spark. Spark-coupling two oscillators of different periods is a simple way of constructing oscillators of a composite period. Indeed for period 45 no other kinds of oscillators are known, and for several (bolded in the list below), the smallest known oscillators are spark-couples.

Spark-coupled spaceships are also possible in theory.

List of spark-coupled oscillators

See also

  • Toad hassler, a general sparker period-doubling mechanism
  • 69P48, an oscillator with a different non-trivial combination of two small oscillator mechanisms