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Homework Help: Decibel / Intensity Problem, How do I approach it? .

  1. Jan 30, 2006 #1
    Decibel / Intensity Problem, How do I approach it? ASAP.!!

    I have a question, I dont know how to approach it.. I couldnt find a way..

    1.Suppose that the sound level of a conversation is Initially at an angry 70 dB and then drops to a soothing 50 dB. Assuming that the frequency of the sound is 500 Hz, determine,

    a. Initial and final sound intensities
    b. Initial and final sound wave amplitude.?

    Can anyone help me please..:cry:
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  3. Jan 30, 2006 #2


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  4. Jan 30, 2006 #3
    I know that... But...i mean is theer any inverse log? I dont see in my calculator?
  5. Jan 30, 2006 #4


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    Now that you have seen some useful theory... What have you tried so far? You need to show some work before you will see a deluge of helpful hints on the forum. :wink:
  6. Jan 30, 2006 #5
    Yes sir, I did tried. But when I do...It coems to a point where I have to take inverse of log... and I dont think there is inverse function for log..
    Or is there? If yes how to do in calculator?
    Or am i on wrong way?
  7. Jan 30, 2006 #6


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    loga x = y <=> ay = x
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