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Which is a more objective measurement—sound intensity or

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Problem 27E

Which is a more objective measurement—sound intensity or loudness? Defend your answer.

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Solution 27E Sound intensity refers to the energy of sound per area in per unit time and is measured in W/m . Loudness of sound is a physiological sensation. It depends on amplitude of sound and varies from one person to another. Therefore, sound intensity is more objective than loudness.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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