## Minggu, 01 Mei 2011

### Decibel (an excerpt from wikipedia)

A decibel (dB) is one tenth of a bel (B),
i.e. 1 B = 10 dB.

The bel is the logarithm of the ratio of two power quantities of 10:1, and for two field quantities in the ratio $\sqrt{10}: 1$    [sqrt(10):1].

A field quantity is a quantity such as voltage, current, sound pressure, electric field strength, velocity and charge density, the square of which in linear systems is proportional to power.

A power quantity is a power or a quantity directly proportional to power, e.g. energy density, acoustic intensity and luminous intensity.

The calculation of the ratio in decibels varies depending on whether the quantity being measured is a power quantity or a field quantity.

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