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Noise is a form of airborne vibration, usually containing a mixture of low and high frequencies. The fundamental measurement of sound is its pressure, using the basic unit of the decibel (dB). The scale is logarithmic. An increase of 3 dB represents a doubling of the sound energy anywhere on the scale. Percieved loudness, as opposed to actual sound pressure, doubles with an increase of approximately 10 dB. The dB(A) scale represents a type of weighting of sounds of various frequencies, which is suitable for most normal sounds (Beate Collins et al, 1993).

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Kågeson, P. (1998). Noise. In: Growth versus the Environment: Is there a Trade-off?. Economy & Environment, vol 14. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5264-8_15

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