# basic question

Discussion in 'Electronics Homework Help' started by bhuvanesh, Feb 17, 2015.

1. ### bhuvanesh

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Aug 29, 2013
Is there any difference between sin and sinusoidal signal? or are they same.Thank you

2. ### davennModerator

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sin is incorrect spelling, should be sine. as in sine wave or sinusoidal wave

a sin is when you do something bad

3. ### bhuvanesh

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Aug 29, 2013
okay,sorry for typo.But what is the difference between sinusoidal and sine signal

4. ### davennModerator

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nothing

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5. ### bhuvanesh

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you mean both are same.There is no change even in fine prints?

6. ### davennModerator

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sine wave is just a short way of writing sinusoidal wave

7. ### Gryd3

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There is no difference.

A sinusoidal signal is the typical shape of AC voltage being provided to homes.
Sine, and a Cosine, are simply mathematical equations that happen to have a sinusoidal shape when graphed appropriately.