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Old January 23 2013, 02:20 PM   #64
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Re: Some "Court Martial" notes.

To explain further: You can't raise a number (in this case a sound level) to the fourth power unless you assign a numerical value in the first place. But measurement systems for natural quantities are inherently somewhat arbitrary; different scales for the same measurement (such as C and F for temperature) would lead to wildly different results if, for example, 0C and 32F were each raised to the 4th power. Same for decibels or any future system the Enterprise might use to measure sound level.
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