I'm trying to compare two wildly different measurements, but I don't know enough about the physics of sound to even know what information I'm missing. I don't need exact numbers: some upper and lower limits would be fine, and perhaps even "back of the envelope" calculations in case the required information can't be found. I'd appreciate some advice on the formulas I need and what measurements am I still missing. Object A is producing a sound whose intensity measures 25 dB at a distance of 1 meter. This sound is, roughly speaking, a band-limited sawtooth wave with a fundamental frequency of about 35 Hz. Object B is being driven up and down a distance of about 0.5 mm with an acceleration of 0.3 times that of gravity. The sound doing this is a sine wave with a frequency of 35 Hz. I'd like to compare the peak accelerations experienced by the two objects.
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