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Frequency 1/s or s^-1

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:05 pm
by Maria Trujillo 1L
Hello, in class and on some questions I've noticed that when you solve for frequency which is in Hz, that sometimes it is given in either 1/s or s^-1. Is the way you give Hz relevant to the problem or is it just preference?

Re: Frequency 1/s or s^-1

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:09 pm
by danielruiz1G
So the notation s^-1 is just another way of saying 1/s and are interchangeable.

Re: Frequency 1/s or s^-1

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:11 pm
by Elijah E 1C
I believe it is just preference since they mean the same thing, however if the question has certain units it is safer to just use those.

Re: Frequency 1/s or s^-1  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm
by Jose Lupian 1C
Both 1/s and s^-1 mean the same thing. For example, 1/x and x^-1 are the same. I guess that this is just preference.