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.

Click on the applet to pause or redraw, or click on the circles along the axes to switch individual harmonics on and off.

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