Hertz (Hz)

The hertz (symbol: Hz) is a unit used to measure the frequency of electromagnetic waves.

  • Hertz are used when measuring the frequency of wave-cycles of electromagnetic waves.
  • One hertz is defined as one cycle per second.
  • Hertz measure the number of oscillations of the perpendicular electric and magnetic fields of electromagnetic radiation per second.
  • 1 Hertz (Hz) = 1 cycle per second
    1 Kilohertz (kHz) = 1,000 (thousand) cycles per second
    1 Megahertz (MHz) = 1,000,000 (million) cycles per second
    1 Gigahertz (GHz) = 1,000,000,000 (billion) cycles per second
    1 Terahertz (THz) = 1,000,000,000,000 (trillion )cycles per second