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For the last waveform in the picture above. How would i go about writing an equation for f(t)?

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For the last waveform in the picture above. How would i go about writing an equation for f(t)?

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As an absolute value of something, or as a piecewise definition for each of the intervals that has a continuous derivative.ACLerok said:

For the last waveform in the picture above. How would i go about writing an equation for f(t)?

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The last waveform is called a Full-wave rectified sine. It is a sine function with all the negative regions flipped to positive. It is the absolute value of the sine functionACLerok said:

[tex] f(x) = \left| {A\sin 2\pi \frac{t}{T}} \right| = A\left| {\sin 2\pi \frac{t}{T}} \right| [/tex]

or you could write separate functions for the separate intervals with alternating plus and minus signs in front of the sine function.

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No. For one thing you need a variable, t, in the argument of the sine function (T is a constant) and you need to define the function to be zero in the intervals where the waveform is zero. One way to do that would be to take 1/2 times your second waveform and add A/2 so that the square wave is between 0 and A; then use that in place of the A in the sine function you have.ACLerok said:

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anyone? :(

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I'm not sure what you are asking. For the full-wave rectified sine the function is a sine function from 0 to TACLerok said:

[tex] f(x) = A\sin \pi \frac{t}{T}} [/tex]

Between T and 2T it is

[tex] f(x) = -A\sin \pi \frac{t}{T}} [/tex]

There is no 1-t^2 involved

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CORRECTION!OlderDan said:The last waveform is called a Full-wave rectified sine. It is a sine function with all the negative regions flipped to positive. It is the absolute value of the sine function

[tex] f(x) = \left| {A\sin 2\pi \frac{t}{T}} \right| = A\left| {\sin 2\pi \frac{t}{T}} \right| [/tex]

or you could write separate functions for the separate intervals with alternating plus and minus signs in front of the sine function.

Sorry, I misinterpreted the T as being the period of the sine function. In fact 2T is the period in the figure. This should have been

[tex] f(x) = \left| {A\sin \pi \frac{t}{T}} \right| = A\left| {\sin \pi \frac{t}{T}} \right| [/tex]

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From 0 to T/2 or from nT to (n+1/2)T this should beACLerok said:

[tex] f(x) = {A\sin 2\pi \frac{t}{T}} [/tex]

From T/2 to T or from (n+1/2)T to (n+1)T f(x) is zero.

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