Lissajous Frequency Measurement

Purpose

To show how frequencies can be matched using Lissajous figures.

Equipment

Microphone, oscillator, oscilloscope, and frequency meter, with scope/TV cart.

Images

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Description

Obtain a Lissajous figure using a sine wave oscillator (on the horizontal axis) and a musical sound such as a voice or instrument (on the vertical axis). Using the Lissajous figure and the frequency of the oscillator determine the frequency of the musical note. ◙

References

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