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Jason-Li

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- Homework Statement
- Sketch the waveform defined below and explain how you would obtain its fourier Series (I've attached the question. It's title is "wave.png"

- Relevant Equations
- As attached: It's title is "form.png"

__ANY AND ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED__I have found old posts for this question however after reading through them several times I am having a hard time knowing where to start.

I am happy with the sketch that the function is correctly drawn and is neither odd nor even. It's title is "wave1.png"

Ao=0 as the average value of the function is 0. I have proven this from working through Ao = 1/π ∫ f(x) dx with my limits of π/2 & π and 3π/2 & 2π.

Bn & An are where I am struggling, I have worked through and got answers but I don't think they are correct but can't see another way. So I did as follows with x = ωt. The limits of each integration are again π & π/2 and 2π & 3π/2.

An = 1/π ∫ f(x)cos(nx) dx

An = 1/π ∫ sin(x)cos(nx) dx + 1/π ∫ sin(x)cos(nx) dx

An = 1/π ∫ ((sin(x+nx))+sin(x-nx))/2+1/π ∫ ((sin(x+nx))+sin(x-nx))/2

An = 1/2π [ (-cos(x+nx))/(1+n) - (cos(x-nx))/(1-n) ] + 1/2π [ (-cos(x+nx))/(1+n) - (cos(x-nx))/(1-n) ]

An = 1/2π [[ (-cos(π+nπ))/(1+n) - (cos(π-nπ))/(1-n) ] - [ (-cos(π/2+n*π/2)/(1+n) - (cos(π/2-nπ/2))/(1-n) ] + 1/2π [[ (-cos(2π+n2π))/(1+n) - (cos(2π-n2π))/(1-n) ] - [ (-cos(3π/2+n*3π/2)/(1+n) - (cos(3π/2-n3π/2))/(1-n) ]

An = 1/2π [-(-cos(nπ))/(1+n) - (-cos(nπ))/(1-n)] + 1/2π [-(cos(n2π))/(1+n) - (cos(n2π))/(1-n)]

An = 1/2π [(2cos(nπ))/(1-n^2) + 1/2π [(2cos(n2π))/(1-n^2)]

An = (cos(πn)) / (π (1-n^2)) + (cos(2πn)) / (π (1-n^2))

**An = (cos(πn)+(cos(2πn)) / (π (1-n^2))**

**This doesn't seem correct?**Other people have Bn working out to 0 however I can't figure out how to start at all, I had an initially thought that as it resembles an odd wave (but isn't odd due to the 0 values) that it would still only have sine terms?

Thanks in advance for any help, it really is appreciated!

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