Half-Wave Rectification

  1. Feb 16, 2007 #1
    Is the period on a voltage vs. time graph for a half-wave signal the same as the period of a normal alternating current's waveform?

    Are there any good books that discuss rectification?

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Feb 16, 2007 #2

    Gokul43201

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    If the former signal is made by rectifying the latter, yes - they have the same period.

    However, if you a symmetric full-wave rectification on a sinusoidal (or other symmetric) signal, you halve the period (double the frequency).
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2007 #3

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