Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 21 - Think and Explain - Page 402-403: 55


The note shown on the right.

Work Step by Step

The oscilloscope screen shows the pressure variation with time. The musical note on the right has the larger amplitude (more vertical variation), and the sound intensity is directly proportional to the wave's amplitude (page 394). The wave with the greater amplitude has higher intensity, and is louder.
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