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How is frequency measured?

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Frequency is measured using a unit called the hertz to denote the number of cycles a wave produces in a second. The number of hertz is calculated by dividing the number of repeat cycles by the length of time in seconds.

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Frequency of a sound wave can also be measured by dividing the speed of sound by the wavelength, represented by the Greek letter lambda. Physicists use different methods to calculate the frequency, including a simple counter, a stroboscope, a frequency counter and heterodyne methods. A frequency counter is used to measure electrical waves, while a stroboscope measures the frequency of light waves.

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    What is a "hertz" in physics?

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    The term "hertz," in physics, defines a standard unit of frequency measurement and is equal to one cycle per second; it is abbreviated as "Hz." It was named after Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894), a German physicist who was the first person to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves.

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    What is the way to convert Hertz to Joules?

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    To convert hertz to joules, simply multiply the number in hertz with the value of the conversion factor "x." The conversion factor value is 6.62606957(29) x 10^-34.

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    What is the unit for frequency?

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    The unit for frequency in the International System of Units is hertz, which is abbreviated as Hz. One hertz is defined as a frequency of one cycle per second.

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    Why do chemists use the mole?

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    Chemists use the mole unit because, in chemistry, it is often important to speak in terms of number of atoms or molecules rather than in terms of mass or volume. However, it is difficult and inconvenient to directly speak in absolute number of atoms. The mole also provides an easy base from which to convert to units of mass and back again.

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