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Static vs. Moving wave in an Oscilloscope

  1. Apr 24, 2013 #1
    I have a basic question about using an oscilloscope... What's the difference between an oscilloscope displaying a static wave versus a moving wave? Is the difference in the type of scope you're using (digital vs. analog) or is it a setting on the scope itself? This would be used for visualizing a note played on a guitar.

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Apr 24, 2013 #2


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    The "trigger" circuit on the 'scope is what allows you to get a stationary display of a repetitive waveform. The tutorials at Tektronix should help you to understand better how to work with oscilloscopes effectively and comfortaby:


    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
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