Hertz Conversion

The hertz is a unit used to measure frequency. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about hertz.

Hertz Conversion Calculators

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Hertz Definition and Usage

Hertz is formally defined as the frequency equalling one cycle per second.[1]

The hertz is the SI derived unit for frequency in the metric system. Hertz can be abbreviated as Hz, for example 1 hertz can be written as 1 Hz.

Frequency in hertz can be expressed using the formula: Hz = CyclesTimes

Background and Origin

The unit is named after German physicist Heinrich Hertz, who proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves. The unit was introduced in 1930 and the hertz eventually replaced cycles per second as the standard unit of frequency in the 1960s and 1970s.

Uses

Hertz are commonly used to measure sine waves in music, radio, and other audio applications. The unit is also used to measure the speed of electronics and computer processing.

Hertz Measurement Conversion Table

Common hertz values and equivalent imperial and metric frequency measurements
hertz kilohertz megahertz gigahertz terahertz cycles per second revolutions per minute radians per second degrees per second
1 Hz 0.001 kHZ 0.000001 MHz 0.000000001 GHz 0.000000000001 THz 1 cps 60 RPM 6.283185 rad/s 360 °/s
2 Hz 0.002 kHZ 0.000002 MHz 0.000000002 GHz 0.000000000002 THz 2 cps 120 RPM 12.566371 rad/s 720 °/s
3 Hz 0.003 kHZ 0.000003 MHz 0.000000003 GHz 0.000000000003 THz 3 cps 180 RPM 18.849556 rad/s 1,080 °/s
4 Hz 0.004 kHZ 0.000004 MHz 0.000000004 GHz 0.000000000004 THz 4 cps 240 RPM 25.132741 rad/s 1,440 °/s
5 Hz 0.005 kHZ 0.000005 MHz 0.000000005 GHz 0.000000000005 THz 5 cps 300 RPM 31.415927 rad/s 1,800 °/s
6 Hz 0.006 kHZ 0.000006 MHz 0.000000006 GHz 0.000000000006 THz 6 cps 360 RPM 37.699112 rad/s 2,160 °/s
7 Hz 0.007 kHZ 0.000007 MHz 0.000000007 GHz 0.000000000007 THz 7 cps 420 RPM 43.982297 rad/s 2,520 °/s
8 Hz 0.008 kHZ 0.000008 MHz 0.000000008 GHz 0.000000000008 THz 8 cps 480 RPM 50.265482 rad/s 2,880 °/s
9 Hz 0.009 kHZ 0.000009 MHz 0.000000009 GHz 0.000000000009 THz 9 cps 540 RPM 56.548668 rad/s 3,240 °/s
10 Hz 0.01 kHZ 0.00001 MHz 0.00000001 GHz 0.00000000001 THz 10 cps 600 RPM 62.831853 rad/s 3,600 °/s
11 Hz 0.011 kHZ 0.000011 MHz 0.000000011 GHz 0.000000000011 THz 11 cps 660 RPM 69.115038 rad/s 3,960 °/s
12 Hz 0.012 kHZ 0.000012 MHz 0.000000012 GHz 0.000000000012 THz 12 cps 720 RPM 75.398224 rad/s 4,320 °/s
13 Hz 0.013 kHZ 0.000013 MHz 0.000000013 GHz 0.000000000013 THz 13 cps 780 RPM 81.681409 rad/s 4,680 °/s
14 Hz 0.014 kHZ 0.000014 MHz 0.000000014 GHz 0.000000000014 THz 14 cps 840 RPM 87.964594 rad/s 5,040 °/s
15 Hz 0.015 kHZ 0.000015 MHz 0.000000015 GHz 0.000000000015 THz 15 cps 900 RPM 94.24778 rad/s 5,400 °/s
16 Hz 0.016 kHZ 0.000016 MHz 0.000000016 GHz 0.000000000016 THz 16 cps 960 RPM 100.530965 rad/s 5,760 °/s
17 Hz 0.017 kHZ 0.000017 MHz 0.000000017 GHz 0.000000000017 THz 17 cps 1,020 RPM 106.81415 rad/s 6,120 °/s
18 Hz 0.018 kHZ 0.000018 MHz 0.000000018 GHz 0.000000000018 THz 18 cps 1,080 RPM 113.097336 rad/s 6,480 °/s
19 Hz 0.019 kHZ 0.000019 MHz 0.000000019 GHz 0.000000000019 THz 19 cps 1,140 RPM 119.380521 rad/s 6,840 °/s
20 Hz 0.02 kHZ 0.00002 MHz 0.00000002 GHz 0.00000000002 THz 20 cps 1,200 RPM 125.663706 rad/s 7,200 °/s

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, SI Units - Time, https://www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/si-units-time

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