Lissajou′s Figures

The pattern traced out when the displacements of two simple harmonic motions are traced in the x and y direction. The displacements may be written as:
where
x = displacement on x axis
y = displacement on y axis
A1, A2 = amplitudes
ω1, ω2 = angular frequency
φ1, φ2 = phase
Phase04590
Frequency ratio 1:2
1:3
2:3

See also: Simple Harmonic Motion.

Previous PageView links to and from this pageNext Page

Subjects: Electronics Noise & Vibration Physics