With reference to the Sound waves, which among the following is / are correct statements?
1. The frequency determines the pitch of a sound, and the amplitude determines the intensity (or loudness)
2. Frequency is proportional to amplitude
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1

The frequency determines the pitch of a sound, and the amplitude determines the intensity (or loudness). Pitch and loudness are independent. A sound can be soft and low pitched, soft and high pitched, loud and low pitched, or loud and high pitched; there’s no connection.

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