I feel like I'm so close to the correct answer for this problem, but I just can't seem to bring it all together.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have a bunch of vague and un-elegant ideas, but not really one good sentence. I've been Googling on the subject and coming up with crest factor (peak / RMS), which is sqrt(3) for triangle waves and sqrt(2) for sine waves. But I have yet to bring it all together. Any help is appreciated.Code (Text):

To find the V[sub]RMS[/sub] of an AC sine wave, you use the following

forumla, where V[sub]max[/sub] is the maximum amplitude:

V[sub]RMS[/sub] = V[sub]max[/sub] / sqrt(2)

To find the V[sub]RMS[/sub] of an AC triangle wave, you use:

V[sub]RMS[/sub] = V[sub]max[/sub] / sqrt(3)

In one sentence, give a good qualitative reason why sqrt(3) is appropriate

for the triangle wave.

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# Homework Help: AC voltage measurement - Vrms

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