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When to use f and when \nu signifying frequency?

 
 
Reply Mon 16 Apr, 2012 12:53 pm
When to use f and when ν signifying frequency? I guess that when you mean frequency of electromagnetic wave, you us ν and f otherwise?
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:06 pm
@alvoutila,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency

For cyclical processes, such as rotation, oscillations, or waves, frequency is defined as a number of cycles per unit time. In physics and engineering disciplines, such as optics, acoustics, and radio, frequency is usually denoted by a Latin letter f or by a Greek letter ν (nu).

I usually make "usually" bold for personal pleasure which usually has nothing to do whatsoever with notation convention.
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