A simple Lissajous curves experimental setup


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Kızılcık H. Ş. , Damlı V.

Physics Education, cilt.53, sa.3, ss.33003, 2018 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1088/1361-6552/aaab9e
  • Dergi Adı: Physics Education
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.33003

Özet

The aim of this study is to develop an experimental setup to produce Lissajous curves. The setup was made using a smartphone, a powered speaker (computer speaker), a balloon, a laser pointer and a piece of mirror. Lissajous curves are formed as follows: a piece of mirror is attached to a balloon. The balloon is vibrated with the sound signal provided by the speaker that is connected to a smartphone. The laser beam is reflected off the mirror and the reflection is shaped as a Lissajous curve. Because of the intersection of two frequencies (frequency of the sound signal and natural vibration frequency of the balloon), these curves are formed. They can be used to measure the ratio of frequencies.