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Logarithms and Decibels

This appendix provides an introduction to logarithms (real and complex) and decibels, a quantitative measure of sound intensity. Several specific dB scales are defined, and dynamic range considerations in audio are considered.



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``Mathematics of the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), with Audio Applications --- Second Edition'', by Julius O. Smith III, W3K Publishing, 2007, ISBN 978-0-9745607-4-8.
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