3A80.20 - Lissajous Figures - Oscilloscope
Plug one wave generator into each input of a dual trace scope. Set the oscilloscope to X - Y plotting. If each generator is at the same frequency the figure will be in the form of a circle. More complicated patterns will be obtained with higher harmonic frequencies. The Wavetek generators work much better for this because they are more stable and they also have a 'stabilization mode' so that you can lock onto a desired frequency.
- Tiandong Li, Ruotong Zhu, Huilin Jin, Hongchun Yang, Minghe Wu, Baohua Teng, "Further Understanding for Lissajous Figures", TPT, Vol. 59, #1, Jan. 2021, p. 62.
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- E.Y.C. Tong, "Lissajous Figures", TPT, Vol. 35, # 8, p. 491- 493, Nov. 1997.
- Thomas B. Greenslade, "All About Lissajous Figures", TPT, Vol. 31, # 6, Sept. 1993, p. 364.
- Fred B. Otto, "Three-Dimensional Lissajous Figures", TPT, Vol. 29, # 4, Apr. 1991, p. 197.
- Arthur Quinton, "The Generator of Lissajous Figures", TPT, Vol. 16, # 3, Mar. 1978, p. 178.
- Frank G. Karioris, "Projection Sine-Sine Grid and Lissajous Figures", TPT, Vol. 13, # 5, May 1975, p. 294.
- Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Lissajous Figure Demonstrator (Photo)", AJP, Vol. 73, # 9, Sept. 2005, p. 892.
- P. Jasselette and J. Vandermeulen, "More on Lissajous Figures", AJP, 52, # 2, Feb. 1986.
- Mu-Shiang Wu, W. H. Tsai, "Corrections for Lissajous Figures in Books", AJP, 52, # 7, July 1984, p. 657.
- Sn- 2, 3: Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- M-930: "Lissajous Patterns on Scope", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
- Yaakov Kraftmakher, "1.5, Lissajous Patterns", Experiments and Demonstrations in Physics, ISBN 981-256-602-3, p. 20.
- 1.25: Charles Taylor, The Art and Science of Lecture Demonstration, p. 50- 52.
- Gerard L'E Turner, Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments, p. 145-146.
- The Project Physics Course - Teachers Resource Book, "Concepts of Motion", "Frequency Measurements," p. 120.
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