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Different waveforms and their harmonic components  ^

The graphs in the figures below show the different mixtures of harmonics that go into different waveforms. Each of these harmonics is a sine wave.

Noise is unusual because it contains sine waves of all frequencies (just as white light contains all the colors of the rainbow).
It's like if one person talks, you can understand the words, but if everyone talks at the same time, you can only hear a jumble of noise.

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- Harmonic components; sine wave

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- Harmonic components; triangle wave

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- Harmonic components; sawtooth wave

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- Harmonic components; rectangle wave

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- Harmonic components; pulse wave

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- Harmonic components; noise


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