The sawtooth is an asymmetric waveform with a sharp timbre. The related Fourier series is described by the following characteristics:
odd and even harmonics
slow decrease towards higher partials
Number of Harmonics:
In contrast to the triangular wave, the interactive example shows the occurrence of ripples at the steep edges of the waveform. The higher the number of partials, the denser the ripples. This is referred to as the Gibbs phenomenon.