Cycle per second
The cycle per second was a once-common unit of frequency.
With the organization of the International System of Units (abbreviated SI from the French) in 1960, the cycle per second was officially replaced by the hertz, or reciprocal second—i.e. the cycle in 'cycle per second' was dropped. Symbolically, "cycle per second" units are "cycle/second", while hertz is "1/second" (reciprocal second, without "cycle") or .
Perhaps because of the convenient brevity it brings to both speech and writing, this particular mandate has been so widely adopted as to render the old 'cycle per second' all but extinct. The obsolete terms kilocycle per second (kc/s), megacycle per second (Mc/s) and kilomegacycle per second (kMc/s) still occur in some older documents; the modern equivalents are kilohertz (kHz), megahertz (MHz) and gigahertz (GHz), respectively.
- Instructions per cycle (IPC)
- Instructions per second (IPS)
- Cycles per instruction (CPI)
- MKS system of units a predecessor of the SI set of units
- Normalized frequency
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