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Question from Nikki:

Hi! I wonder if you can help me.

I'm interested in information about a particular mathematical figure. My memory is that it is called a "liciju figure", but obviously my spelling of this is incorrect because a google search of this and it's variants has revealed nothing. I believe it's related to the Moebius strip and probably connected with radio waves. It is used as the logo for our national broadcaster (The Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and you see exactly what I'm talking about by going on their website: I have tried contacting them directly, but have received no response in over a month now!

Thanks very much for your help with this. Cheers,


Melbourne, Australia.

Hi Nikki,

What you are looking for is called a Lissajous curve.


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