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Unformatted text preview: situation, and/or relate them. Explain why it makes sense that intensity of a given sound is independent of the area of the detector, but energy absorbed from that sound does depend on the area. Describe why and how sound intensity level (decibels) is related to, but different from, intensity. Describe what a given change in decibels sounds/feels like as you change the intensity Explain qualitatively why we use decibels, what does this tell us about our perception of intensity? Explain how the decibels change if you change the intensity, and vice versa. Describe the impact on your ears (how much more energy flow?) when raising a sound by some number of decibels....
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- Spring '08