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Old Mar 21st 2009, 07:45 PM   #1
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Formula for oscillations

Hi everyone

Is frequency = oscillations/time ?

Where can I find this formula, how do I explain this? Want to confirm this formula, pls help advise.

Tq & rgds.
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Old Mar 21st 2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Number of oscillations per unit time is the definition of frequency. You can not derive it from any where
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Old Mar 21st 2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Yes, ur correct. Tq for explaining.
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Old Apr 2nd 2009, 05:04 AM   #4
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That is the definition of frequency and so does not need to be derived. However in a broader sense, it is the number of events per unit time e.g. if you are counting particles emitted using a geiger muller counter in a fixed time or as in when we talk of the frequency of a bus service etc.where the individual buses are different unlike the bob of a pendulum which remains the same.
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