We often seem to only hear the lower beats of music far away, whilst the higher frequency sounds seem to diminish more quickly - remaining unheard. I know that sounds with higher frequency have shorter wavelengths, whilst lower frequencies have longer wavelengths. However, this does not necessarily mean that the sounds travel at different speeds. Under normal pressure and density, sounds are known to travel 331 m/s. How does this information allow me to answer whether the Inverse Square Law is applicable in this real world situation or not? Why can we hear low frequencies from far away, but not high frequencies?
I read very briefly on Stoke's Law just then as I was typing this post. Does it have any relevance to this problem?