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A quick observation might conclude that this is just a sin function, but the thing I'm looking to find the answer to is the straightness between each maximum, and brief dip before and after the maximum.

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If it helps at all, following an EKG heartbeat line but less extreme maximums and minimums is the desired effect.

What would a good example trigonometric equation of this line?

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Might be worth looking at sinc. – dtldarek Jan 31 '13 at 23:00
Or $\ \mathrm{sinc}(x)\,e^{-a\,x^2}=\frac{\sin(x)\,e^{-a\,x^2}}x\ $ with $\ a\approx \frac 1{20}$. – Raymond Manzoni Jan 31 '13 at 23:54
$\cos(a\,x)\,e^{-(a\,x)^2/3}\ $ could be even better... – Raymond Manzoni Feb 1 '13 at 0:07
That's good, but it doesn't repeat. – MrMusAddict Feb 1 '13 at 0:23
If you want repetitions you may use something like : $\displaystyle f(x):=\cos(x)\sum_{k=-\infty}^\infty e^{-(x-6\,k\pi)^2/5}\ $ with the sum at the right a theta function. alpha graph – Raymond Manzoni Feb 1 '13 at 0:37

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