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Homework Help: Electronics opamp question

  1. Sep 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If you were to generate a square wave with zero offset voltage using a function generater. What shape wave would the V out be if put through an opAmp??

    3. The attempt at a solution

    For some reason this seems like an odd answer to me, because i want to say a sine wave is the Vout wave produced... but if you were to amplify a square wave wouldnt a bigger square wave be produced? Thants my guess. Thanks!
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  3. Sep 30, 2008 #2


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    You shouldn't be guessing at physics problems.

    Mathematically, what does a zero offset square wave look like? What does an opamp do to its inputs?
  4. Sep 30, 2008 #3

    Ben Niehoff

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    The answer to this question depends entirely on what else is connected to the op amp (i.e., resistors, capacitors, etc.).
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