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# He said that as the volume of a gas increases its pressure decreases?

## Answer

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###### October 16, 2009 1:00AM

Robert Boyle

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Boyle, Gay-Lussac & Charles, combined Robert Boyle (Irish,
1662) Edme Mariotte (French, 1676) These 2 guys invited this
general idea for gas in about the same time. Gay-Lussac-Charles
(1787): pV=const.(in the perfect gas). This guy calculated that
volume of gas adequately increases, when pressure decreases. And
other way round. However, this theory does not work for in real
enviromnent.

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decrease with increasing distance? After which law? Answer: The
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1/r law. Sound pressure decreases inversely as the distance
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level (SPL) decreases by (−)6 dB per doubling of distance from the
source to 1/2 (50 %) of the sound pressure initial value. Sometimes
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The sound pressure decreases with distance r in a free field
(direct field).
The next question is. How does the sound decrease with
increasing distance? After which law?
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Sound pressure decreases inversely as the distance increases with
1/r from the sound source. The Sound pressure level (SPL) decreases
by (−)6 dB per doubling of distance from the source to 1/2 (50 %)
of the sound pressure initial value.
Sometimes it is said, that the sound decreases with with 1/r²,
the inverse square law. That is really wrong.
Equations: p2 / p1 = r1 / r2 and
p2 = p1 x r1 / r2 or r2 =
r1 x p1 / p2
p1 = sound pressure 1 at reference distance r1
from the sound source.
p2 = sound pressure 2 at another distance r2 from
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to the right, meaning the average velocity of a particle increases.
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the walls of the container with more frequency and force, resulting
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increase=>volume increase (Charles' Law)=> "spread out"
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