Recommended Uses for Material: Lecture demostrations, homework assignments, or as a component of a laboratory exercise.
The applet includes all terms through the 15'th harmonic. This is sufficient to provide highly accurate reconstructions of standard Fourier series examples. This applet is flexible in the sorts of assignments that could be attached to it. Students can be asked to compute a Fourier series, then build the wave on the sythesizer, or vice versa. There could be competitions to generate different sorts of sounds. It could also be used as a tool in a laboratory to analyze recorded sounds.