3C30.20 - Decibels Meter & Speaker

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Decibels Meter & Speaker
Sound Intensity
Area of Study:
Decibel Meter, Speaker, Amplifier, and Wave Generator.

Use the Db. meter to explore the perception of the ear and measured sound intensity.

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