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This time, we will bridge the gap between physics and mathematics by studying another application of logarithmic functions. We will learn about the dB Scale and explore how this logarithmic scale can be used to compare the loudness of sounds.

Basic concepts: Exponents: Rational exponents,

Related concepts: Derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, Derivative of logarithmic functions,

dB scale (loudness of sounds)

${{I_1}\over{I_2}} = 10 ^ {({{dB_1 - dB_2}\over10})}$

${{I_1}\over{I_2}} = 10 ^ {({{dB_1 - dB_2}\over10})}$

- 1.A piano playing (65dB) is __________ times as loud as a whisper (30dB).
- 2.A whisper (30dB) is __________ times as loud as a piano playing (65db).

13.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

13.1

Exponential growth and decay by a factor

13.2

Exponential decay: Half-life

13.3

Exponential growth and decay by percentage

13.4

Finance: Compound interest

13.5

Continuous growth and decay

13.6

Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake)

13.7

Logarithmic scale: pH scale

13.8

Logarithmic scale: dB scale

13.9

Finance: Future value and present value

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Get Started Now13.1

Exponential growth and decay by a factor

13.2

Exponential decay: Half-life

13.3

Exponential growth and decay by percentage

13.4

Finance: Compound interest

13.5

Continuous growth and decay

13.6

Logarithmic scale: Richter scale (earthquake)

13.7

Logarithmic scale: pH scale

13.8

Logarithmic scale: dB scale

13.9

Finance: Future value and present value