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Inquiring Minds Want to Know Dept.

The metric unit of frequency (Hertz) is named to honor Heinrich Hertz.

Q: Who does the English unit of frequency (cycles per second) honor?
 

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Sky, I knida doubt the younger hams even encounter Cycles per Second. Sometime in late in the last century SI units were decreed to all be named after a smart, dead guy. A while ago I was trying to find the conductance curves for a FET and all I could find was numbers and curves for Siemens. Mohs were no where to be found[frown]. I mean whatTF is a Siemen? No wait, don't answer that. I know that the inverse of Ohms is mohs (duh), but I couldn't find mohs on the data sheet anywhere.[rofl]

Oh yeah, now that I've had something to drink I have to ask why the hell it's plotted as an exponential curve on semi-log paper instead of just plotting a straight line on 2 linear axes? And what's with this 19, 28, 37, 46 stuff? 10, 20, 30, 40... isn't good enough for someone?[laugh]
 
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