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'''Frequency''' is a characteristic of wave phenomena that is commonly referenced in [[science fiction]].  Specifically, frequency describes how many waves occur within a specific time period, usually one second.  The typical unit of measure for frequency is the Hertz, which is a unit of waves per second.
 
'''Frequency''' is a characteristic of wave phenomena that is commonly referenced in [[science fiction]].  Specifically, frequency describes how many waves occur within a specific time period, usually one second.  The typical unit of measure for frequency is the Hertz, which is a unit of waves per second.
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When waves propagate at a known speed, frequency is inversely proportional to [[wavelength]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:28, 11 December 2012

Frequency is a characteristic of wave phenomena that is commonly referenced in science fiction. Specifically, frequency describes how many waves occur within a specific time period, usually one second. The typical unit of measure for frequency is the Hertz, which is a unit of waves per second.

When waves propagate at a known speed, frequency is inversely proportional to wavelength.

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