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Re: How to define and plot a periodic signal?

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  • Subject: [mg62597] Re: [mg62556] How to define and plot a periodic signal?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 04:44:48 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Surely you know how to define a function of some sort, e.g.:

   f[x_] := x^2

And how to plot a function, e.g.:

   Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 8}]

So I assume the only difficulty you're having is to define the
particular triangular function.

My suggestion is to first define it for one period; to do that, you
could use Piecewise (if you're using a recent enough version of
Mathematica) or else synthesize the function using UnitStep (in exactly
the same way one does that via formulas by hand).  Then extend it using
periodicity.  For example:

  f[x_] := Piecewise[ { { x, 0 <= x <= 1}, { 2 - x, 1 <= x <= 2}}]
  f[ x_ /; x > 2] := f[ x - 2]
  f[ x_ /; x < 0] := f[ x + 2]


aza wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I need to define a function that is a single triangular pulse repeated
> periodically. How could I define this function and plot it?

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