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hertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/second, cps, cyclenoun
the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
Hertz, Heinrich Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph Hertznoun
German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
Hertz, Gustav Hertz, Gustav Ludwig Hertznoun
German physicist who with James Franck proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Bohr (1887-1975)
a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second; it is abbreviated Hz. It is commonly used to specify the frequency of radio waves, and also the clock frequencies in digital computers. For these applications, kilohertz and megahertz are the most commonly used units, derived from hertz.
In the International System of Units, the derived unit of frequency; one (period or cycle of any periodic event) per second. Symbol: Hz
Etymology: Named after the German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.
The hertz (symbol: Hz) is the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI), equivalent to one event (or cycle) per second. The hertz is an SI derived unit whose expression in terms of SI base units is s−1, meaning that one hertz is the reciprocal of one second. It is named after Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857–1894), the first person to provide conclusive proof of the existence of electromagnetic waves. Hertz are commonly expressed in multiples: kilohertz (kHz), megahertz (MHz), gigahertz (GHz), terahertz (THz). Some of the unit's most common uses are in the description of periodic waveforms and musical tones, particularly those used in radio- and audio-related applications. It is also used to describe the clock speeds at which computers and other electronics are driven. The units are sometimes also used as a representation of the energy of a photon, via the Planck relation E = hν, where E is the photon's energy, ν is its frequency, and h is the Planck constant.
The hertz is the SI unit of frequency defined as the number of cycles per second of a periodic phenomenon. One of its most common uses is the description of the sine wave, particularly those used in radio and audio applications, such as the frequency of musical tones. The word "hertz" is named for Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, who was the first to conclusively prove the existence of electromagnetic waves.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hertz is ranked #7788 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Hertz surname appeared 4,257 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Hertz.
93.8% or 3,997 total occurrences were White.
2.4% or 104 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 64 total occurrences were Black.
1.2% or 55 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.4% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of hertz in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of hertz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of hertz in a Sentence
Electric vehicles are now mainstream, and we've only just begun to see rising global demand and interest, the new Hertz is going to lead the way as a mobility company, starting with the largest EV rental fleet in North America and a commitment to grow our EV fleet.
This should be viewed no differently than if you decide to rent a Hertz rent-a-car for a day, we don't think from this perspective cities would have a real motivation to want to regulate these any differently than they do cars.
I have been an investor and supporter of Hertz( HTZ) since 2014. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 which has caused an extremely rapid and substantial decrease in travel, Hertz has encountered major financial difficulties.
Normal speech patterns only have slight differences in loudness, between 4 and 5 Hertz (sound wave cycles per second), but screams can modulate very fast, varying between 30 and 150 Hertz.
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- الموجه الهرتزى, هرتز, هيرتزArabic
- hertz, hercioSpanish
- херц, hercSerbo-Croatian
- เฮิรตซ์, เฮิ้ดThai
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