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How do you find hertz?

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June 06, 2012 8:31AM

Hertz is a unit of measure for frequency. In computers, this is

often associated with processor speeds. However, Hertz or frequency

is used in many areas of science, including the study of sound,

light, waves in general, and other areas.

Hertz is a unit for how often something happens in one second.

So 5 Hz means that it happens five times per second. Normally, this

is calculated for you. However, if you need to calculate the

frequency, there is a simple formula to use. Take 1 divided by the

period, or how long it takes to do one repetition of a what you are

measuring. So if it takes 2 seconds to do something, the frequency

would be 1/2 or .5 Hz.


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