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loudness intensity of uniform noises

E. Zwicker

loudness intensity of uniform noises

by E. Zwicker

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Published by Central Electricity Generating Board .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[by] E. Zwicker [and] R. Feldtkeller.
SeriesCentral Electricity Generating Board. Central Technical Information Service Translations -- No.1739
ContributionsFeldtkeller, R.
The Physical Object
Pagination23p.
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13657986M

The formula D = 10 log-logo) describes the loudness level of a sound, D, in decibels, where I is the intensity of the sound in watts per meter and I, is the intensity of a sound barely audible to the human car. Use this information to answer parts (a) and (b) below. B. OA D log () D10 log Ос. 10 OD D=g (16) D-log C) lo b. -measurement unit for intensity (loudness) and sound pressure level-usually measured in a range of 0 to dB. threshold. designates the lowest point in intensity that a person can receive stimulus. What does 0dB indicate?

Lecture 26 Page 2 called an intensity level, which is defined as β and is more in line with what we hear as loudness. β is defined as: β() login dB = F HG I 10 KJ I Io where Io is a reference intensity, taken to be x W/m2, which is theoretically the lowest sound we can hear. So the lowest value for β occurs when I = Io; β. The sound intensity level in decibels of a sound having an intensity in watts per meter squared is defined to be where is a reference intensity. In particular, is the lowest or threshold intensity of sound a person with normal hearing can perceive at a frequency of Hz.

Regardless of the type of noise, there are five elements to be considered in describing it: loudness, frequency distribution, directional distribution, time distribution, and operating conditions. The loudness, or magnitude, of noise determines its intensity, which is measured in decibels (see sound, “Intensity and Tone Quality”). Ordinary. The decibel system is based on human perception. The decibel value for sound with an intensity of I 0 is zero - below this intensity, sound is not audible. As intensity increases, our perception of its loudness only increases to a much lesser degree. Attenuation. Sound attenuation is the gradual loss of intensity as sound travels through a medium.


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Loudness intensity of uniform noises by E. Zwicker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Noise, then, has both an objective, physical component; as well as a subjective component that takes account of a person's individual perception, or reaction, to a sound.

The decibel (db) is the unit used to measure the intensity of a sound. The human ear hears sound pressures over a wide range. Double the intensity ==> add 3 dB to the sound level; Ten times the intensity ==> add 10 dB to the sound level; List known and unknown quantities (with letter names and units): Without a direct link from distance to SIL, you have to figure out intensity first and then apply the rules of thumb to link intensity to sound.

Intensity and Loudness. The ear responds to an enormous range of intensities. At Hz, the lowest intensity that the human ear can detect is about W / cm 2. The loudest tolerable sound has an intensity of about W / cm 2.

These two extremes of the intensity range are called the threshold of hearing and the threshold of pain. Intensity Loudness is defined as a measure of the response of the ear to the sound.

Intensity is defined as Sound power per unit area. Loudness is measured in decibels (db) Intensity is measured in Watt per meter square (W/m^2) It is a subjective quantity. Sound can be loud for one person, but not loud for someone else.

Loudness: Loudness is a measure of the response of the ear to the sound. The loudness of a sound is defined by its amplitude. The amplitude of a sound decides its intensity, which in turn is perceived by the ear as loudness.

Therefore, following is the table which explains the difference between loudness and intensity. In fact, since sound B is at Hz and has an intensity of 65 dB, we can say that its loudness is 65 phons.

The perceived loudness at Hz is the reference point for defining the equal loudness curve through that point, so the numerical value of phons and dB is always the same at Hz. Finally, we could say that sound C at 65dB is the. Measuring and perceiving loudness. Sound waves are vibrations of air molecules carried from a noise source to the ear.

Sound is typically described in terms of the loudness and the pitch of the ss (also called sound pressure level, or SPL) is measured in logarithmic units called decibels (dB). The normal human ear can detect sounds that range between 0 dB (hearing threshold).

Intensity: Intensity of sound wave is the amount of sound energy passing each second through a unit area. Loudness: It is a physiological response of the ear. Loudness depends both on the intensity of sound and the response of the ear towards that sound.

The Decibel Scale. You may have noticed that when people talk about the loudness of a sound, they describe it in units of decibels rather than watts per meter squared. While sound intensity (in W/m 2) is the SI unit, the sound intensity level in decibels (dB) is more relevant for how humans perceive sounds.

The way our ears perceive sound can be more accurately described by the logarithm of. Sound intensity is a property of the sound source but loudness depends on the sound source, the medium and the receiver, as well. Sound intensity holds a small significance in problems involving human hearing system, but loudness is a very important property to consider in such problems.

the intensity of the sound. The decibel scale is logarithmic: a small increase in the decibel level is, in reality, a big increase in the noise level. For example, an increase of only 3dB doubles the noise level at the human ear and halves the time a person should be exposed to it once harmful levels are reached.

The amplitude is the magnitude of sound pressure change within a sound wave. Sound amplitude can be measured in pascals (Pa), though its more common to refer to the sound (pressure) level as Sound intensity(dB,dBSPL,dB(SPL)), and the perceived sound level as Loudness(dBA, dB(A)).

Sound intensity is flow of sound energy per unit time through a fixed area. Loudspeakers can produce intense sounds with surprisingly small energy input in spite of their low efficiencies.

Calculate the power input needed to produce a dB sound intensity level for a cm-diameter speaker that has an efficiency of [latex]\text{%}[/latex]. (This value is the sound intensity level right at the speaker.).

For example, a dB sound is twice as intense as a dB sound, a dB sound is half as intense as a dB sound, and so on. It should be noted at this point that there is another decibel scale in use, called the sound pressure level, based on the ratio of.

The loudness of bands of noise, equal in masking and of variable band width, is compared with the loudness of a sinusoidal tone having the midfrequency of the band of noise.

When the band width is made very narrow the noise is as loud as the tone of equal sound‐pressure level. When the band width is increased above a certain value, the loudness increases while the sound power of the noise. Calculate to find the sound intensity level in decibels: \[10 \, \log_{10}( \times 10^8) = 10 () \, dB = 87 \, dB.

\nonumber\] Discussion. This 87 dB sound has an intensity five times as great as an 80 dB sound. So a factor of five in intensity corresponds to a difference of 7 dB in sound intensity. For every decibel increase in the intensity of sound, loudness is 10 times greater.

Therefore, a decibel “quiet” room is 10 times louder than a decibel whisper, and a decibel light rainfall is times louder than the whisper.

High-decibel sounds are dangerous. They can damage the ears and cause loss of hearing. Volume or loudness is determined by the intensity of the sound signal; the more intense the sound signal, the greater its perceived loudness. How loud or how soft a voice is depends on the amplitude of vocal fold vibration.

The sound is a disturbance in air particles; it is in the form of waves that move. An equal-loudness contour is a measure of sound pressure level, over the frequency spectrum, for which a listener perceives a constant loudness when presented with pure steady tones.

The unit of measurement for loudness levels is the phon and is arrived at by reference to equal-loudness contours. By definition, two sine waves of differing frequencies are said to have equal-loudness level.

where -/r is its sound square centimeter. its loudness level L and is 10 log Jrq-(3) intensity in microwatts per The intensity level of any other sound is given by /• = 10 log J+(4) where J is its sound intensity, but the loudness level of such a sound is a complicated function of.

The loudness of sound changes. How much is the sound change in dB if: a) the intensity increases tenfold (x 10)? b) the intensity doubles? c) the amplitude doubles (how is amplitude related to intensity)?When the decibel number increases by 10, the intensity is ten times as much.

So, a 1 W/m 2 intensity is dB. Loudness is how people sense the intensity of sound. Loudness depends on sound intensity, sound frequency, and the person's hearing.

Heard and not seen. Audible sound has frequencies between 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Sound Waves, Intensity level, Decibels, Beat Frequency, Doppler Effect, Open Organ Pipe - Physics - Duration: The Organic Chemistry Tutorviews.