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Question about sound travel

  1. Jan 2, 2004 #1
    Is there a way or formula, to find the distance sound can travel given a certain level of sound. For example, is there a way to find how far sound with the intensity level of 100 will travel? Please help! Thanks!
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  3. Jan 2, 2004 #2
    please note

    I am not asking anyone to do that problem. I am just using as an example to help you all understand what I mean.
  4. Jan 2, 2004 #3
    When you say how far while the sound travel you really mean how far will it travel before it reaches some specified intensity level, 1/1000 of its initial intensity.

    If it were a point source it would fall off as 1/r^2. If it's not a point source it depends on what kind of source it is.
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