## What are the units of hertz

$c=\lambda v$

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### What are the units of hertz

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

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### Re: What are the units of hertz

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

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

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

Victoria Otuya 4F
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Is hz the same as s-1?

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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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The units for hertz is one cycle per second.

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### Re: What are the units of hertz

cycle .s-1

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### Re: What are the units of hertz

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

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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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1/s

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1 cycle * s^(-1)

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### Re: What are the units of hertz

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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s^-1

refers to cycles per second

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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

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

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cycle per second (s-1)

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number of cycles per second (s^-)

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

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I cycle per second

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1 Hz is counted as 1 cycle per second

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Hz is a unit of frequency that denotes the number of complete cycles per second. 1 Hz=1/sec

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1 Hz = 1 cycle/second

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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

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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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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The units for hertz is one cycle per second

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

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Hz is equivalent to 1 cycle/second.

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### Re: What are the units of hertz

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

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1 cycle/second

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

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

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s^-1, or one cycle per second!

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1 cycle/second!