Need Help.....

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Joined Dec 23, 2011
Can someone tell me which best describe Frequency.
1.Cycle per second
3. Cycle per second

Thank you for your help greatly appreciated....


Joined Jan 11, 2009
could #1 be best, but #3 the worst? You have some confusion over the concept and its units. Frequency is better described as cycles per unit time. If the time is a second, it is cps or another word ( better in many cases ) Hz. Google could tell you all this and more.


Joined Dec 26, 2010
Your first and third options seem to differ in their font size - have you made a typing error? Leaving that aside, the answer will depend on what is meant by "describe".

The SI unit of frequency is the Hertz, which can be described as a cycle per second.

In the past, the unit of frequency was actually the cycle per second, but this officially became the Hertz in 1960.

If this is the answer to some multiple-choice paper, you may be reduced to guessing.