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Jul
25
accepted Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
Jul
25
comment Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
I see now where my confusion was. Thank you for showing the maths explained, and especially for the comment which explains why the perceived value to my ears is so much lower that what the maths make us expect.
Jul
25
comment Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
Thank you. You certain understand how to phrase the ideas into terms that are easier to digest, and to address the points of confusion.
Jul
25
comment Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
That wikibook is terrific, thank you!
Jul
25
comment Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
@BMS: Yes, it looks like you are correct. Thank you.
Jul
25
comment Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
Thank you Edward. Considering then the facts as you've stated them, a 1 ton bomb dropped 45 KM away is as loud as an NHRA Dragster right next to someone? That just does not seem realistic!
Jul
25
comment Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
Thank you. The online information that I've been able to locate has been loose in their interpretations and strict in their expectations of the level of knowledge of the reader. Thank you for stating it so clearly!
Jul
25
asked Calculate loudness of sound: why am I getting contradictory answers?
Jul
25
comment Classic home experiments for an 8-year-old child
@Seanosapien: Then post them.
Jul
24
comment Is it possible for a physical object to have a irrational length?
@JerrySchirmer: Your last sentence sums up my experience with the fairer sex as well.
Jul
20
comment Why did nuclear testing not result in nuclear winter?
@CountIblis: That is actually quite a terrible article for the BBC. They keep saying an unquantified "the laws of nature" and I don't think that they know what it means.
Jul
9
comment How effective is speeding?
Seeing that the question asks for "insights or calculations" and specifically in the title asks "how effective" speeding is, I see this answer as exactly on-topic. Costing more money is one of the "effects".
Jul
8
comment Can you create mass with $E=mc^2$?
Could you please provide some links for the layman? I'm not even sure what to google for.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
24
accepted Might a planet perform figure-8 orbits around two stars?
Jun
6
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
6
awarded  Civic Duty
May
27
comment Why does hot water clean better than cold water?
Beautiful answer! Welcome to P.SE!
May
27
comment Why does hot water clean better than cold water?
@fibonatic: I tend that 'Not even wrong' is in fact an answer.
May
22
awarded  Nice Question