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Hi,

I am having some trouble plotting a sine wave and i'm not sure where i am going wrong.

i have

t = [0:0.1:2*pi]

a = sin(t);

plot(t,a)

this works by itself, but i want to be able to change the frequency. When i run the same code but make the change

a = sin(2*pi*60*t)

the code returns something bad. What am i doing wrong? How can i generate a sin wave with different frequencies?

Rick Rosson
on 24 Apr 2012

Please try:

%%Time specifications:

Fs = 8000; % samples per second

dt = 1/Fs; % seconds per sample

StopTime = 0.25; % seconds

t = (0:dt:StopTime-dt)'; % seconds

%%Sine wave:

Fc = 60; % hertz

x = cos(2*pi*Fc*t);

% Plot the signal versus time:

figure;

plot(t,x);

xlabel('time (in seconds)');

title('Signal versus Time');

zoom xon;

HTH.

Rick

Nauman Hafeez
on 28 Dec 2018

How to calculate Fs for a particular frequency signal?

I am generating a stimulating signal using matlab for my impedance meter and it gives me different results on different Fs.

Mike Mki
on 29 Nov 2016

Dear Mr. Rick, Is it possible to create knit structure in Matlab as follows:

Robert
on 28 Nov 2017

aaa,

What goes wrong: by multiplying time vector t by 2*pi*60 your discrete step size becomes 0.1*2*pi*60=37.6991. But you need at least two samples per cycle (2*pi) to depict your sine wave. Otherwise you'll get an alias frequency, and in you special case the alias frequency is infinity as you produce a whole multiple of 2*pi as step size, thus your plot never gets its arse off (roundabout) zero.

Using Rick's code you'll be granted enough samples per period.

Best regs

Robert

soumyendu banerjee
on 1 Nov 2019

%% if Fs= the frequency u want,

x = -pi:0.01:pi;

y=sin(Fs.*x);

plot(y)

wilfred nwakpu
on 1 Feb 2020

%%Time specifications:

Fs = 8000; % samples per second

dt = 1/Fs; % seconds per sample

StopTime = 0.25; % seconds

t = (0:dt:StopTime-dt)'; % seconds

%%Sine wave:

Fc = 60; % hertz

x = cos(2*pi*Fc*t);

% Plot the signal versus time:

figure;

plot(t,x);

xlabel('time (in seconds)');

title('Signal versus Time');

zoom xon;

Junyoung Ahn
on 16 Jun 2020

clear;

clc;

close;

f=60; %frequency [Hz]

t=(0:1/(f*100):1);

a=1; %amplitude [V]

phi=0; %phase

y=a*sin(2*pi*f*t+phi);

plot(t,y)

xlabel('time(s)')

ylabel('amplitude(V)')

sevde busra bayrak
on 24 Aug 2020

sampling_rate = 250;

time = 0:1/sampling_rate:2;

freq = 2;

%general formula : Amplitude*sin(2*pi*freq*time)

figure(1),clf

signal = sin(2*pi*time*freq);

plot(time,signal)

xlabel('time')

title('Sine Wave')

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