Frequency Units

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Frequency Units

Postby madisondesilva1c » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:57 pm

When computing the frequency of waves or working with frequency, do you simply either use Hz or s^-1 depending on what other quantities you are working with at the moment? OR / AND is it more correct to leave the final computed frequency in Hz versus s^-1 or vice versa?

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Re: Frequency Units

Postby Mindy Kim 4C » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Either Hz or s^-1 is accepted in your final answer. However, when using units in calculations, I find it easier to use s^-1 because you can see units being canceled or multiplied. Usually, other units will include s^-1 instead of Hz (such as J=kgm^2s^-2).

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