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What are the units of hertz

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 pm
by lasarro
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
by nicolely2F
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
by alexfwang3g
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
by vanessas0123
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
by Victoria Otuya 4F
Is hz the same as s-1?

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:07 am
by Audrie Chan-3B
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
by Yailin Romo 4G
The units for hertz is one cycle per second.

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:36 pm
by Ying Yan 1F
cycle .s-1

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:48 pm
by 105335337
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
by LBacker_2E
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
by Jasmine Vallarta 2L
1/s

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:44 am
by Jedrick Zablan 3L
1 cycle * s^(-1)

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:09 am
by KaleenaJezycki_1I
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
by Juana Abana 1G
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
by RobertXu_2J
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
by MBouwman_4A
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
by 305376058
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
by Cynthia Rodas 4H
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
by Deana Moghaddas 3E
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
by J Medina 2I
s^-1

refers to cycles per second

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 pm
by Jesalynne 2F
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
by Shimei_2F
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
by Amanda Ung 4D
cycle per second (s-1)

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm
by katrinawong3d
number of cycles per second (s^-)

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 pm
by Viviana Velasquez
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
by Mallika Chimpiri 3K
I cycle per second

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:54 pm
by Jacob Villar 2C
1 Hz is counted as 1 cycle per second

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 pm
by Sean Sugai 4E
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
by kpang_4H
1 Hz = 1 cycle/second

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:29 pm
by Kevin Liu 1J
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
by Alan Cornejo 1a
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
by Aarushi Solanki 4F
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
by JohannaPerezH2F
The units for hertz is one cycle per second

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm
by pJimenez3F
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
by Abraham De Luna
Hz is equivalent to 1 cycle/second.

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:19 pm
by Caitlin Ciardelli 3E
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
by stephaniekim2K
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
by Deana Moghaddas 3E
1 cycle/second

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:07 pm
by Celine 1F
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
by zfinn
1 cycle/second or in calculation basically s^-1

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:03 pm
by CalvinTNguyen2D
s^-1, or one cycle per second!

Re: What are the units of hertz

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:04 pm
by Mallika Chimpiri 3K
1 cycle/second!