Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 12 - Sound - Misconceptual Questions: 4

Answer

Choice E.

Work Step by Step

Sound intensity is not the same as loudness. The human ear interprets loudness in a logarithmic fashion. As stated on page 331, if the intensity of a given sound is multiplied by a factor of 10, it’ll sound about twice as loud.
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