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Unit seestemSI derived unit
Unit oFrequency
Named efterHeinrich Hertz
In SI base units:1 Hz = 1 s-1

The hertz (seembol Hz) is the unit o frequency in the Internaitional Seestem o Units (SI). It is defined as the nummer o cycles per seicont o a periodic phenomenon.[1] Ane o its maist common uises is the description o the sine wave, particularly those uised in radio an audio applications, such as the frequency o muisical tones. The unit is named for Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, who wis the first tae conclusively prove the existence o electromagnetic waves.

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  1. "hertz". (1992). American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.