Lissajous Figures


 Two oscillations, one along the x axis and the other along the y axis when added result in a two dimensional motion. The path traced is known as Lissajous figures. In the applet the x motion is x = xmcos &omegax t      and the y motion is y = ymsin &omegay t + &delta      The parameters xm, &omegax, ym,&omegay and &delta can be changed using the scrollbars.

 

Surendranath .B.