ERIC Number: EJ1074902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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Reference Count: 17
The Study of Two-Dimensional Oscillations Using a Smartphone Acceleration Sensor: Example of Lissajous Curves
Tuset-Sanchis, Luis; Castro-Palacio, Juan C.; Gómez-Tejedor, José A.; Manjón, Francisco J.; Monsoriu, Juan A.
Physics Education, v50 n5 p580-586 Sep 2015
A smartphone acceleration sensor is used to study two-dimensional harmonic oscillations. The data recorded by the free android application, Accelerometer Toy, is used to determine the periods of oscillation by graphical analysis. Different patterns of the Lissajous curves resulting from the superposition of harmonic motions are illustrated for three experiments. This work introduces an example of how two-dimensional oscillations can be easily studied with a smartphone acceleration sensor.
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Measurement Techniques, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Motion, Science Experiments, Computer Software, Statistical Analysis, Computer Graphics, Teaching Methods
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