## Hz vs. frequency

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Guzman_1J
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### Hz vs. frequency

Can someone explain the differences between hertz and frequency? From the book, they sound like the same thing but is hertz just the unit, so if we are asked for the frequency we have to answer in hertz or how exactly are they related?

Abhi Vempati 2H
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

Hertz (or s-1) is simply the unit for frequency, just like the kilogram is the unit for mass. Every time it asks for the frequency, your response will be with the unit Hz (or MHz, GHz, etc).

CynthiaLy4F
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

Hertz is just a unit for frequency. Frequency is usually expressed in Hertz (s^-1).

Rosa Munoz 2E
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

Hertz is the unit for frequency.

kevinolvera1j
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

When dealing with frequency, the unit needed for equations is Hz(s^-1), also the name of the greek letter is nu, not "v" since that would be confused too easily with velocity

Donna Nguyen 2L
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

Hertz is the unit for frequency. Hertz is also the same as (s^-1), so both units are interchangeable for frequency.

Caitlin Ciardelli 3E
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

Hz is also known as s^-1 and is simply the unit for frequency. So, if they ask you to find the frequency, your answer should be in Hz.

Kaitlyn Jang 1F
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### Re: Hz vs. frequency

Hertz is just the unit for frequency. You can denote frequency using Hz or s^-1 because they are the same.