Modular Interference Diagrams

Initializing live version
Download to Desktop

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.

These bar charts illustrate interference, the consequence of the interaction between modular graphics and the grid of the screen. The grid serves as a sieve that selects singular values from the continuous function and eliminates the parts between.


Regular interference occurs in all continuous functions. This Demonstration shows the situation with simple exponential functions as examples. You can designate the exponent, the modulo value, and the unit of the base scale below. The upper scale shows the interference values along this scale.


Contributed by: Herbert W. Franke (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



In the diagrams, you often see periodic sequences. So it is natural to try an implementation in tones instead of the visualization (see Demonstration in Related Links).

Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.