Triangle wave

A triangular wave or triangle wave is a non-sinusoidal waveform named for its triangular shape. It is a periodic, piecewise linear, continuous real function.

Triangle wave
A bandlimited triangle wave[1] pictured in the time domain (top) and frequency domain (bottom). The fundamental is at 220 Hz (A3).
General information
General definition
Fields of applicationElectronics, synthesizers
Domain, Codomain and Image
Domain
Codomain
Basic features
ParityOdd
Period1
Specific features
Root
DerivativeSquare wave
Fourier series

Like a square wave, the triangle wave contains only odd harmonics. However, the higher harmonics roll off much faster than in a square wave (proportional to the inverse square of the harmonic number as opposed to just the inverse).


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