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### What are the units of hertz

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 pm
I know Hz is measured per second, but what per second??

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:18 am
Hz is the unit for 1 cycle/second. The cycle refers to a wave's cycle and it's from the peak of one wave to the trough of the next

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:28 am
Cycles per second. Think of it as things done or cycles completed per second. Therefore, finding the inverse of frequency would give you how many cycles or things were done.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:28 am
Hz is unit for frequency, and it equals to 1 cycle / second.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:22 am
Is hz the same as s-1?

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:07 am
Victoria Otuya 4F wrote:Is hz the same as s-1?

Yes, the units for Hz is s-1 and it basically means that there is one cycle per second.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 pm
The units for hertz is one cycle per second.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:36 pm
cycle .s-1

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:48 pm
The unit for Hz, which is a frequency is s^-1. However, it means cycles per second.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:25 pm
As mentioned above Hz is equivalent to s^-1, which is why you can often cancel out Hz when you have m/s in your calculations.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:43 pm
1/s

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:44 am
1 cycle * s^(-1)

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:09 am
1 Hz = 1 cycle/second but is expressed as 1s^-1 most typically which will help you many times to clearly see unit calculation. Also when you end up with the unit s^-1 if the problem doesn't clearly say to express it like that, it is appropriate to change it back to Hz.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:43 pm
The units for hertz is one cycle per second (s^-1)

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:06 pm
The units for hertz is cycles per second, but the cycles can refer to a number of different cycles so it's -s.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Hertz is a unit of frequency measured as cycles per second.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Hertz can also be expressed as s^-1, which means one cycle per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:56 pm
Victoria Otuya 4F wrote:Is hz the same as s-1?

Hz is one cycle per second (1/s) and it is the same as s-1. It just becomes s-1 since it is read in the numerator rather than the denominator.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:58 pm
1/s. For example, 13 Hz = 13/second would be 13 cycles per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:07 pm
s^-1

refers to cycles per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Hertz is cycles per second and it can be written as 1/s or s^-1

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm
The unit for hertz is the number of cycles per second which basically measures frequency.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:51 pm
cycle per second (s-1)

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm
number of cycles per second (s^-)

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Hz would be s^-1 which implies 1 cycle per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:52 pm
I cycle per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:54 pm
1 Hz is counted as 1 cycle per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Hz is a unit of frequency that denotes the number of complete cycles per second. 1 Hz=1/sec

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:11 pm
1 Hz = 1 cycle/second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Hertz refers to s^-1. This is justified by the fact that c = v λ; c is in units of m/s, λ is in units of m, therefore leaving v in units of s^-1.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:04 pm
nicolely3B wrote:Hz is the unit for 1 cycle/second. The cycle refers to a wave's cycle and it's from the peak of one wave to the trough of the next

perfect explanation

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Hertz essentially indicates how many "cycles" of the wave have passed a certain point in one second. In simple terms, 1Hz = 1cycle/second. The "cycle" is implied.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:12 pm
The units for hertz is one cycle per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm
Hz, S-1, cycles per second they all mean the same thing

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Hz is equivalent to 1 cycle/second.

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:19 pm
1 Hertz (Hz) = 1 cycle per second (s^-1)
Frequency (v) is measured in Hertz

example:
an electric field that oscillates at 6.4x10^14 Hz (blue light) completes 6.4x10^14 cycles per second
an electric field that oscillates at 4.3x10^14 Hz (red light) completes 4.3x10^14 cycles per second

red light has a lower frequency than blue light

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:33 pm
The unit is 1/s which is essentially s^-1

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:06 pm
1 cycle/second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Hz is the measurement of frequency and it is 1 cycle per second

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:15 pm
1 cycle/second or in calculation basically s^-1

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:03 pm
s^-1, or one cycle per second!

### Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:04 pm
1 cycle/second!