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Fourier series half and full wave rectifiers

  1. Oct 25, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    (a) The negative half-cycles of a sinusoidal waveform E(t) = E0*cos(omega*t) are removed by a half-
    wave rectifier. Find the Fourier series representing the resulting wave in the output.
    (b) Find the output produced by a full-wave rectifier, which inverts the negative half-cycles.


    2. Relevant equations

    Honestly, I am taking a graduate optics class, but wasn't exposed much to Fourier Series as an undergrad. My textbook gives the general equation for a fourier series and how to compute the coefficients, but I'm not sure how to use them because there are no examples.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Do I solve for the coefficients A and B first by plugging in my equation for E(t) in for f(x)?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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