Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
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Chapter 14 - Section 14.4 - Sound Waves - Got It? - Page 258: 14.4



Work Step by Step

Recall, the decibel scale is logarithmic, so increasing the decibel level by one increases the intensity by 10. Here, we see that the larger intensity is 10 times greater than the lower intensity, so it follows that the decibel level will increase by one.
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