Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Inner Law Nerd Meets My Inner Engineering Nerd

There now is a Supreme Court citation for the proposition that decibels are logarithmic:
Although a 6 dB reduction may not seem terribly significant, decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale, so a 6 dB decrease in power equates to a 75% reduction.
Winter v. Nat'l Resources Def. Council, No. 07-1239, § III.C.3 (Nov. 12, 2008).


OBloodyHell said...

Now if we could only get one for a slightly less obvious fact, like "Global Warming is complete horseshit"...

Wry Mouth said...

let's hope their grasp of genetics versus chromosomal differences is as strong