Physics

1. What is the intensity of a sound at the pain level of 120 dB?

2. What is the intensity level of a sound whose intensity is 2.0 x 10^-6 W/m^2?

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  1. Use the equation you will find at
    http://members.optusnet.com.au/scottsoftc/Chapter01/Chapter1f.htm
    as well as your textbook, if you are using one.

    0 dB corresponds to 10^-12 W/m^2 of sound intensity. Each 10 dB above that is a factor of 10.

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