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What is reaction time?

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Answered 2010-07-21 18:56:23

It varies from field to field.

In computers, it refers to the amount of time (typically measures in milliseconds [1/1000th of a second), microseconds [1/1,000,000th of a second], nanoseconds [1/1,000,000,000th of a second] and sometimes picoseconds [1/1,000,000,000,000th of a second]

For example, a 1 GHz CPU has a reaction time of 1/1,000,000,000th of a second, or 1 nanosecond, give or take based on various other influences. (A Hertz is a measurement of frequency per second. 1 Hz = once a second. 1kHz = 1,000 times a second, etc.)

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