Half-Wave Rectification


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Feb16-07, 09:25 AM
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Is the period on a voltage vs. time graph for a half-wave signal the same as the period of a normal alternating current's waveform?

Are there any good books that discuss rectification?

Thank you.
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If the former signal is made by rectifying the latter, yes - they have the same period.

However, if you a symmetric full-wave rectification on a sinusoidal (or other symmetric) signal, you halve the period (double the frequency).
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Quote Quote by Soaring Crane View Post
Are there any good books that discuss rectification?
Here's the wikipedia.org page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectifier


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