Logarithmic Scales

Decibels

Logarithmic Scales are used in everyday life. It is used to measure the volume of sound. The octaves in music and how photographer use f stops to measure the light coming into the iris of the camera. The volume of sound is measured in decibels, which is measured on a Logarithmic scale. Sound waves are introduced through vibrations. For example, if someone plays the guitar with a lot of energy, the louder the noise. On a Logarithmic scale, the lower the intensity which means the lower the decibel but higher the intensity, higher the decibel. The human ear can amplify sound from the range of 1000Hz to 5000Hz. The Logarithmic Scale is a great way measure the volume of sound and we can use this scale to see what makes the smallest and loudest noise.

 

decibels

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