College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 14 - Sound - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 524: 24


a). $100dB$ b). $60dB$ c). $-30dB$

Work Step by Step

a). Intensity = $10log\frac{I}{I_{0}} =10log\frac{10^{-2}}{10^{-12}}=100dB$ b). Intensity = $10log\frac{I}{I_{0}}=10log\frac{10^{-6}}{10^{-12}}=60dB$ c). Intensity = $10log\frac{I}{I_{0}}= 10log\frac{10^{-15}}{10^{-12}}=-30dB$
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