# What's the name of this wavy curve?

What's the name of the curve you get from changing the x or y frequency on what was previously a path around an ellipse?

The equation would be:

f(t) = (Acos(ut), Bsin(vt))

And it looks like a wavy line instead of an ellipse.

## 2 Answers

Do you perhaps mean Lissajous curves?

Previously means when $u = v$ ?

Lissajou figures. If $u/v = 2 , 3$ , ie multiple arguments, Lissajous close after $u v$ LCM waves ..