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Joined Mar 12, 2007
I've had a hunt round the web, in books and on this site, and I can't seem to find the answer to my Assignment Questions.

Can someone help?

I need to know 3 things:

  1. How complex waveforms are produced from SInusoidal waveforms
  2. How electrical devices produce complex waveforms
  3. The effects of complax waveforms on electrical and electronic systems

If any one can help it would be much appreciated.



Joined Nov 17, 2003
1. The relationship between complex waveforms and sinusoidla waveforms is completely described by Euler's Equations (sometimes called Euler's Formulas). These demonstrate how you go from complex-to-sinusoidal and sinusoidal-to-complex representations of signals.

2. This is a very broad question depending on what area of electronics you are refering to. The most common that I have come across is in the field of DSP, however you need to narrow you query for us to be of any use.

3. Again this is a little broad. Complex waveforms will have a multitude of effects dependant upon the circuits/system content in which they are taken. Perhaps you could provide an example of a circuit where you wish to understand the waveforms and we can try and relate this into terms of complex waveform analysis.