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I know this article still needs lots of work. But I think is an improvement over the previous version.
Do pulsars send out a "beam" or a "sheet" of radiation? --AxelBoldt
I'm not completely sure what you mean. If you integrate over several rotations, certainly you will have something like a conical sheet of radiation (or more like a spiral on a conic sheet). Now, if you are asking how large in latitude the emission region is, i'm not sure, as I have not read recent papers on pulsar models. Classic textbooks assume a conical beam. --AN

Yes, I should have been more precise; I meant the latitude size of the emission region. Also, is the emission region at or near the magnetic pole? --Axel

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