Why are pitch and frequency similiar to loudness and intensity?

In summary, the conversation discusses the similarities between pitch and frequency, as well as loudness and intensity. The participants also mention a need for studying the properties of sound, such as the speed of sound. They note that pitch and loudness are perceptual qualities, while frequency and intensity are measured in physical units.
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batman
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Why are pitch and frequency similar to loudness and intensity?

I also have one more question! I have a test coming up on the properties of sound things likethe spped of sound etc? Does anyone have like an old test or something i can use to help study?
 
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batman said:
Why are pitch and frequency similar to loudness and intensity?

Are you sure you didn't get this slighly off? It makes more sense to ask "Why are pitch and loudness similar to frequency and intensity, respectively?"

Zz.
 
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speed of sound, p-wave = (rigidity/density)^.5

I think that's right anyway, what context do you need it for, seismology? acoustics?
 
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batman said:
Why are pitch and frequency similar to loudness and intensity?

I also have one more question! I have a test coming up on the properties of sound things likethe spped of sound etc? Does anyone have like an old test or something i can use to help study?

pitch and loudness are perceptual properties or quantities (how we think we hear such properties) whereas frequency and intensity are physical (how they are measured in terms of physical units). there is also an approximate logarithmic relationship between the perceptual and physical.
 

Related to Why are pitch and frequency similiar to loudness and intensity?

1. Why is pitch associated with frequency?

The pitch of a sound is directly related to its frequency. This is because the frequency of a sound wave determines the number of vibrations per second, which is perceived by our brains as the pitch of the sound.

2. How does loudness relate to intensity?

Loudness is a subjective perception of how loud a sound is. Intensity, on the other hand, is a physical measurement of the amount of energy that a sound wave carries. The higher the intensity of a sound, the louder it will be perceived by our ears.

3. Why do high frequency sounds tend to be perceived as louder?

Higher frequency sounds have a shorter wavelength and therefore require more energy to create the same amplitude as lower frequency sounds. This means that high frequency sounds have a higher intensity and are perceived as louder.

4. How do pitch and loudness interact with each other?

Pitch and loudness interact to create our perception of a sound's timbre. Timbre refers to the quality or character of a sound, and it is influenced by both the pitch and loudness of a sound. For example, a high-pitched sound played at a low volume will have a different timbre than the same sound played at a high volume.

5. What is the relationship between frequency and intensity in terms of sound perception?

The relationship between frequency and intensity is complex and can vary depending on the specific sound being perceived. Generally, it can be said that higher frequency sounds require more intensity to be perceived as equally loud as lower frequency sounds. However, this is not always the case and there are many factors that can influence our perception of sound.

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