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written by Paul Falstad
This java applet simulates Fourier approximations of sine, triangle, sawtooth and square waves, as well as noise, along with their phase terms and harmonics. The number of terms is adjustable, and the function can be played (in Windows), with adjustable frequency. The function can be resampled, quantized, rectified and full rectified. The applet can also simulate distortion. The page includes extensive instructions for the applet and source code.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Series and Functions
Oscillations & Waves
- Acoustics
= Wave Analysis and Synthesis
- Wave Motion
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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- AP Physics
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Keywords:
FFT, fourier series, harmonics, sine, square
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Metadata instance created June 15, 2004 by Melanie Carter
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June 1, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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P. Falstad, , WWW Document, (http://www.falstad.com/fourier/).
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P. Falstad, Fourier Series Applet, , <http://www.falstad.com/fourier/>.
APA Format
Falstad, P. (n.d.). Fourier Series Applet. Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.falstad.com/fourier/
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Falstad, Paul. Fourier Series Applet. http://www.falstad.com/fourier/ (accessed 20 October 2014).
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Falstad, Paul. Fourier Series Applet. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.falstad.com/fourier/>.
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