Complex waveforms help needed!!!

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Joined Jun 25, 2007
hello, right straight to the point, im doing an electrical engineering HNC and i've been given an assignment which needs re-doing from my 1st year...and as im not very good at organising my work or remembering last years work, ive found myself stuck on my last assignment.

its on complex waveforms and transients.

I was wondering if theres anyone who could either if their bored and got some free me out with the questions...or if not point me in the right direction of some sites i can take a look at as i need to get it done this week and im lost.

Types of questions:-
Complex Waveforms
1)describe how a complex waveform can be formed an illustrate with appropriate formulae and diagrams how a complex wave may be described mathematically.

2) if a voltage waveform consists of three component waveforms described by the formula of V=150sin50t+50sin100t=20sin150t what is the RMS voltage of the waveform? why RMS voltage is more useful than the average value and what is meant by the form factor?


1) illustrate with examples how transients affect a typical RLC circuit when subjected to a DC step voltage and illustate the effect of damping on such a circuit

2) a sinusoidal voltage of v=4sin500t volts is applied at t=0 to a series L-R circuit, R=5 ohms and L=5mH. Determine an expression for the current, i flowing immediately after the application of the voltage.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as im totally clueless, and its the last assignment of my entire 2 year course which is holding me back...

thank you


Joined Nov 17, 2003
For complex waveforms would they want you to look at Eulers formulas:'s_formula

Also look at De Moivre's formula:'s_formula

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