Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Sound - Misconceptual Questions: 3

Answer

Choice B.

Work Step by Step

Sound intensity level is not a linear scale; iIt is a logarithmic scale. If the “sound intensity” doubles, as would happen with 2 identical sound sources, the “sound level” increases by 10 log 2, or about 3 dB.
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