What are the units of hertz


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lasarro
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What are the units of hertz

Postby lasarro » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:30 pm

I know Hz is measured per second, but what per second??

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby nicolely2F » 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

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby alexfwang3g » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby vanessas0123 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:28 am

Hz is unit for frequency, and it equals to 1 cycle / second.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Victoria Otuya 4F » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:22 am

Is hz the same as s-1?

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Audrie Chan-3B » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Yailin Romo 4G » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:49 pm

The units for hertz is one cycle per second.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Ying Yan 1F » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:36 pm

cycle .s-1

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby 105335337 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:48 pm

The unit for Hz, which is a frequency is s^-1. However, it means cycles per second.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby LBacker_2E » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:43 pm

1/s

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Jedrick Zablan 3L » Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:44 am

1 cycle * s^(-1)

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby KaleenaJezycki_1I » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Juana Abana 1G » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:43 pm

The units for hertz is one cycle per second (s^-1)

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby RobertXu_2J » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby MBouwman_4A » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:58 pm

Hertz is a unit of frequency measured as cycles per second.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby 305376058 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:14 pm

Hertz can also be expressed as s^-1, which means one cycle per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Cynthia Rodas 4H » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Deana Moghaddas 3E » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:58 pm

1/s. For example, 13 Hz = 13/second would be 13 cycles per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby J Medina 2I » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:07 pm

s^-1

refers to cycles per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Jesalynne 2F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:47 pm

Hertz is cycles per second and it can be written as 1/s or s^-1

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

The unit for hertz is the number of cycles per second which basically measures frequency.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Amanda Ung 4D » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:51 pm

cycle per second (s-1)

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby katrinawong3d » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm

number of cycles per second (s^-)

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Viviana Velasquez » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 pm

Hz would be s^-1 which implies 1 cycle per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:52 pm

I cycle per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:54 pm

1 Hz is counted as 1 cycle per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Sean Sugai 4E » 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

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby kpang_4H » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:11 pm

1 Hz = 1 cycle/second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Kevin Liu 1J » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » 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

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » 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.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby JohannaPerezH2F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:12 pm

The units for hertz is one cycle per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby pJimenez3F » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:13 pm

Hz, S-1, cycles per second they all mean the same thing

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Abraham De Luna » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:18 pm

Hz is equivalent to 1 cycle/second.

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Caitlin Ciardelli 3E » 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

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:33 pm

The unit is 1/s which is essentially s^-1

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Deana Moghaddas 3E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:06 pm

1 cycle/second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Celine 1F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:07 pm

Hz is the measurement of frequency and it is 1 cycle per second

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby zfinn » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:15 pm

1 cycle/second or in calculation basically s^-1

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:03 pm

s^-1, or one cycle per second!

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Re: What are the units of hertz

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:04 pm

1 cycle/second!


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