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Suppose your keyboard synthesizer produces a sawtooth-wave signal (see the Figure 4-6 in Berg and Stork for details on the sawtooth wave).

Suppose your keyboard synthesizer produces a sawtooth-wave signal (see the Figure 4-6 in
Berg and Stork for details on the sawtooth wave). Incidentally, this was one possible sound on the Minimoog
like the one we used in class, also used by Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, and many others. If you want to hear a
sawtooth wave (compared to square, triangle, and sine waves), there is a cool demo here:

If you measure the amplitude of the fundamental to be 2 V, what are the amplitudes of the second, third,
fourth, and fifth harmonics? (“V” means “volts,” which we’ll discuss soon in class—you don’t need to do
anything special here, except to keep this unit in your answer.)