Frequency vs Cycle


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Perla Cervantes_1G
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Frequency vs Cycle

Postby Perla Cervantes_1G » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Are frequency and cycle the same thing? I believe professor Lavelle said that we could use the two terms interchangeably, but can someone please clarify?

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Re: Frequency vs Cycle

Postby Adela Henry 1I » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Frequency and cycle are the same thing because 1 cycle per second is called a Hertz which is the unit used for frequency.

LilianKhosravi_1H
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Re: Frequency vs Cycle

Postby LilianKhosravi_1H » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:29 pm

I can't remember exactly what Dr. Lavelle said in class, but one cycle per second is a 1 Hertz which equals the frequency. So if there are 2 cycles in one second then the frequency is 2 hertz.

ZachMoore1C
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Re: Frequency vs Cycle

Postby ZachMoore1C » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:05 pm

They are the same thing. Frequency is essentially cycle time.

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Re: Frequency vs Cycle

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 pm

Frequency is giving how many "cycles" are completed over a period of time. 1 cycle is when a wave completes a complete period and returns to its original location.

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Re: Frequency vs Cycle

Postby Megan Phan 1K » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:46 pm

Frequency is like multiple cycles over a time. While a cycle is just when a wave completes a whole period


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