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local extrema

local extrema

local extrema

Hello everybody!

I am trying to determine and plot the local extrema (min(max) and max(min)) for the signal y=x.*w with x(400:1424)=sin(2*pi*t) and w(400:1424)=sin(52*pi*t).

I am using matlab 2010b with the following script:

clear all

t = 0:1/Fs:1;


plot(y); hold on;

Is there anyone with an idea how to accomplish this?

RE: local extrema

The min(max) is the minimum of the local maximum when you use a slide window on a signal. Max(min) is the opposite: the maximum of the local minimum.

It creates the upper envelope and lower envelope of the signal.

RE: local extrema

I was a bit confused by your use of indexing, but maybe this will get you started?


f   = inline(vectorize('sin(w1*t)*sin(w2*t)'),'t','w1','w2');
df  = inline(vectorize('w1*cos(w1*t)*sin(w2*t)+w2*sin(w1*t)*cos(w2*t)'),...
ww1 = 2*pi;
ww2 = 52*pi;
tmin= 0; tmax= 1;
inc  = 0.01; k=1;
t = [tmin, tmin+inc];   %Set initial search range
while t(1) <= tmax
    % Check for sign change within search range
    A = sign(df(t(1),ww1,ww2));
    B = sign(df(t(2),ww1,ww2));
    if A~=B % If sign change, find where derivative equals zero
        tt(k) = fzero(@(t) df(t,ww1,ww2), t);
        k     = k+1;
        t     = [t(2), t(2)+inc];
        t(2)=t(2)+inc;  % If no sign change, increase search field

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