Physics Help Forum Formula for oscillations

 Mar 21st 2009, 08:45 PM #1 Member   Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 80 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.
 Mar 21st 2009, 08:50 PM #2 Physics Team   Join Date: Feb 2009 Location: India Posts: 365 Number of oscillations per unit time is the definition of frequency. You can not derive it from any where
 Mar 21st 2009, 10:32 PM #3 Member   Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 80 Yes, ur correct. Tq for explaining.
 Apr 2nd 2009, 06:04 AM #4 Physics Team   Join Date: Feb 2009 Posts: 1,425 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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