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written by Chiu-king Ng
Available Languages: English, Chinese
This 3D applet demonstrates Lissajous figures as sinusoidal voltages are applied to the horizontal and vertical deflection plates of an Oscilloscope. The user can change the frequency, amplitude and phase of each of the voltages and observe the resulting figure. Instructions on the use of the applet and Lissajous figures is provided.

This is part of a large library of simulations titled "Learn Physics Using Java"

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Oscillations
= Lissajous Figures
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
- image/png
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© 2005 Chiu-king Ng
The author has the copyright on all the applets appearing in this web site ( Without the author's consent, the applets cannot be used in any commercial activities.
Lissajous figures, amplitude, frequency, oscilloscope, phase, sine, sinusoidal, voltage
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Metadata instance created July 29, 2007 by swapna gurumani
Record Updated:
July 8, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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September 9, 2007
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C. Ng, Lissajous figures, (2005), <>.
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Ng, C. (2007, September 9). Lissajous figures. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from
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Ng, Chiu-king. Lissajous figures. September 9, 2007. (accessed 25 October 2020).
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Ng, Chiu-king. Lissajous figures. 2005. 9 Sep. 2007. 25 Oct. 2020 <>.
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