Length and Distance
Sound Waves

Why does the intensity of a sound decrease as the distance from the source increases?

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May 22, 2017 7:14PM
  1. the waves spread out over a larger area
  2. the waves are absorbed by the medium as they pass through it
  3. the waves are being scattered by irregularities in the medium and don't all proceed forward
  4. etc.