Forma, Vol. 15 (No. 2), pp. 193-195, 2000
Original Paper

Pend-Art: A New Branch of Computer Art

Gábor Gévay

Bolyai Institute, University of Szeged, Aradi vértanúk tere 1, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

(Received December 15, 1999; Accepted March 8, 2000)

Keywords: Lissajous Curve, Pendulum, Visual Mathematics

Abstract. Superposition of more than one single harmonic oscillation in both x- and y-direction of the plane yields an infinite family of curves. This is a kind of generalization of the classical Lissajous curves. The variety of such curves may serve not only displaying abstract forms but conceptual contents as well. This can be the source of a new branch of computer art.

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