# What is the Fourier transform of a square wave?

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## What is the Fourier transform of a square wave?

The Fourier transform of a continuous periodic square wave is composed by impulses in every harmonic contained in the Fourier series expansion. Maybe this picture from Oppenheim’s Signals and Systems may help. The actual Fourier transform are only the impulses.

## How do you make a square wave in Matlab?

Description. x = square( t ) generates a square wave with period 2π for the elements of the time array t . square is similar to the sine function but creates a square wave with values of –1 and 1. x = square( t , duty ) generates a square wave with specified duty cycle duty .

## What is square wave in Fourier series?

Fourier analysis The ideal square wave contains only components of odd-integer harmonic frequencies (of the form 2π(2k − 1)f). Sawtooth waves and real-world signals contain all integer harmonics. A curiosity of the convergence of the Fourier series representation of the square wave is the Gibbs phenomenon.

## How do you convert a sine wave into a square wave in Matlab?

Square Wave from Sine Waves

- View MATLAB Command.
- t = 0:.1:10; y = sin(t); plot(t,y);
- y = sin(t) + sin(3*t)/3; plot(t,y);
- y = sin(t) + sin(3*t)/3 + sin(5*t)/5 + sin(7*t)/7 + sin(9*t)/9; plot(t,y);

## What harmonics are present in a square wave?

Sum of 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th harmonics approximates square wave. Sum of 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th harmonics approximates square wave. The end result of adding the first five odd harmonic waveforms together (all at the proper amplitudes, of course) is a close approximation of a square wave.

## What is a square sine wave?

A square wave is a non-sinusoidal periodic waveform (which can be represented as an infinite summation of sinusoidal waves), in which the amplitude alternates at a steady frequency between fixed minimum and maximum values, with the same duration spent at minimum and maximum.

## What is L in the Fourier series?

f(x) is the function we want (such as a square wave) L is half of the period of the function.