There are many problems throughout the
text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be
afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these
questions do not have "right" or "wrong" answers. You
should spend about five minutes in answering each of
Use the decibel
formula; see Example 10.
Use the growth/decay
formula; see Example 3.
Use the growth/decay
formula; see Example 5.
and M2 be the two given magnitudes.
Work through the steps shown in Example 8.
Use the formula given in the problem, with M = 8.3;
solve for E.
Use the value
for r from Example 5 and then see Example 7.
Use the formulas
given as part of the problem, identify the variables
associated with the given data, and then solve the for
Use the given
formula, substitute the values for the given variables,
and solve the resulting equations as shown in Example
However, as you go through the book be sure you
look at all the examples in the text. If you need hints
for the Level 3 problems, check some sources for help
on the internet (see the LINKS for that particular section.
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On the other hand, the problems designated "Problem
Solving" generally require techniques that do not have
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