Fourier transform of triangular function

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Im kind of stuck in one of my signals problems. A triangular function defined as: V(t)= (-A/T)t + A when 0< t< T; V(t)= (A/T)t + A when -T< t< 0; otherwise, the function is 0. I have to find the fourier transform of this function. Could anyone help me??
 

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A triangle function is the convolution of two rectangle functions. You presumably already know what the FT of a rectangle function is, and you know how convolution in the time domain relates to multiplication in the Fourier domain.

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thank you for ur time, warren, but im still having problems with it. The problem is, even though i know, as you say before, that a triangle function is the convolution of two rect functions, i dont know how to identify which rect functions are related to this particular example.
thank you again, Alex
 
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Plot the triangle function, and look at its endpoints. Notice that when you convolve two functions with endpoints (a, b) and (c, d), the resulting convolution has endpoints (a+b, c+d).

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Thanks again
Alex
 

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