Is sin(7t) + 2sin(10t) Periodic, if yes what is the period or angular frequency?

Is cos(2t) + cos ( 2 * pi * t) Periodic?

How exactly can we tell if a function is periodic without graphing it?

Thanks in advance.

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- Apr 24th 2011, 10:29 AMnaikn05Periodic Functions
Is sin(7t) + 2sin(10t) Periodic, if yes what is the period or angular frequency?

Is cos(2t) + cos ( 2 * pi * t) Periodic?

How exactly can we tell if a function is periodic without graphing it?

Thanks in advance. - Apr 24th 2011, 11:10 AMHappyJoe
sin(7t) is periodic with period 2pi/7 while 2sin(10t) is periodic with period 2pi/10. The smallest number, which is a multiple of both periods, that is, of 2pi/7 and 2pi/10, is 2pi, which is then the period of the sum.

For the other problem, cos(2t) has period pi, while cos(2pi*t) has period 1. There is no number, which is an integer multiple of both of these periods, so the function cos(2t) + cos(2pi*t) is not periodic. - Apr 24th 2011, 11:16 AMnaikn05
Thanks dude, I appreciate it. That actually cleared everything up (: