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Music Term: Inverse square law

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Inverse square law


Definition and background:

Sound levels fall off with distance traveled. Sound level drops off 6 dB from source point for every doubling of distance.

Simply stated, the fact that in an un-obstructed area (like an open field) the sound pressure level will drop to half-pressure (-6 dB) every time the distance to the sound source is doubled.


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