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How can I find time, given the frequency?

  1. Jan 3, 2010 #1
    I know frequency = 1/t, but is that in every case? In our momentum lab, we were given that the frequency is 1/50... does that mean the time is 50s?
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  3. Jan 3, 2010 #2


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    Frequency is usually given in Hertz: Hertz = 1/s
    But using any units, yes it is 1/t.

    You can think of it as "cycles/second" if you want (or any other time unit), but we just don't write units for cycles.
    So yes it is for every case. the t is usually T which stands for the period, you just need to decide in every case what T is measuring.
    Usually how long it takes for a wave to repeat itself.
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