Frequency Formula

Frequency Formula

Frequency is the revolutions per second or number of wave cycles. The Formula for period (T) in terms of frequency is articulated as:

If one considers any wave in terms of wavelength and velocity the Frequency Formula is articulated as

the frequency of the wave is f,
the wave velocity or wave speed is V,
the wavelength of the wave is λ.

If light wave is considered, then frequency is articulated as

Where C is the velocity of light.

Frequency in terms of angular frequency is articulated as

Where ω is the angular frequency.

The formula for the frequency of a wave is used to find frequency(f), time period(T), wave speed (V) and wavelength (λ). The Frequency is expressed in Hertz (Hz).

Frequency Formula Solved Examples

Underneath are given some questions based on frequency formula which may be useful for you.

Problem  1: Find the number of oscillations if the time taken is 3 s?
Given: Time taken by T = 3 s,
Frequency f = ?

Frequency Formula is given by

Problem 2: The light wave has a wavelength of 500 nm. Compute its frequency?

Given: Velocity of light, V = 3 ×× 108 m/s,
Wavelength, λλ = 500 nm

Frequency is given by


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