A unit of measure used in acoustics. The same as CYCLES PER SECOND
(CPS). Named after German physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894), who
expanded Clerk Maxwell's theory of the propogation of light to electro-magnetic
and sound phenomena. In addtion to sound waves, his name became associated
with measurments for radio and electronics -- hertz (Hz), kilohertz
(KHz), megahertz (MHz). In 1933 the designation of HERTZ as a unit
of measurment became part of the international metric system.
Pitch and Intervlas from Dartmouth College, Music