Lissajous shows the locus of a point driven by sums of harmonic waves in the x-, y– and z-directions, along with the projection of the curve onto the three coordinate planes. The phase relationships between the waves drift slowly to animate the curve. You can switch harmonics on and off by clicking on the circles along the axes.

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Applets Gallery / Lissajous / created Wednesday, 19 April 2000
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