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ERIC Number: EJ925106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Types of Two-Dimensional Pendulums and Their Uses in Education
Whitaker, Robert J.
Science & Education, v13 n4-5 p401-415 Jul 2004
Pendulums which swing in two dimensions simultaneously and are designed to leave a record of their motion are termed "harmonographs". The curves which they draw are known, alternatively, as "Bowditch curves" or "Lissajous curves". A variety of designs of harmonographs have been invented over the years. These may be a "Y-suspended" "simple" pendulum, or they may be a complex "physical" pendulum system. Harmonographs have been built as demonstration apparatus in physics (or mathematics) or as "art" machines for enjoying the aesthetics of the curves produced.
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Language: English
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