Paths of Two-Dimensional Oscillators
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A two-dimensional oscillator produces a Lissajous figure. The figure will be closed if the angular frequencies and in the and directions are commensurable; it will eventually fill the square otherwise.[more]
Watch the evolution of the resulting path by varying the ratio . For this Demonstration, the amplitudes and phases of the oscillations are taken to be equal.[less]
Contributed by: Rob Morris (March 2011)
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