Finding the Period in Periodic Data: Wave Slicing and the Modulo Operator

  • Tim EricksonEmail author


We develop a way to determine the period of periodic data quite precisely using dynamic graphing and the modulo operator.


Modulo Periodic functions Period 



The author is grateful to the editor and to anonymous reviewers for helpful suggestions. This paper is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMI-0216656. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Epistemological EngineeringOaklandUSA

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