Fundamentals of acoustics

Author: Lawrence E. Kinsler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Music

Page: 480

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A clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. Analyzes the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media. The third edition features discussions of antiresonance concert hall acoustics, detection theory, canonical equations, normal mode propagation in the ocean, and environmental acoustics. Material on absorption, hearing, architectural acoustics, and underwater sound has been expanded and updated.
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Author: Lawrence E. Kinsler,Austin R. Frey,Alan B. Coppens,James V. Sanders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788126521999


Page: 568

View: 2803

Market_Desc: Physicists, Acoustics/Sound Engineers, Architects. Special Features: · Two new chapters on finite-amplitude acoustics and shock waves introduce the underlying acoustic principles and demonstrate how the fundamentals of acoustics can extend to more complicated problems.· The discussion of normal modes and waveguides now appear in a single chapter, and includes normal modes in cylindrical and spherical cavities and propagation in layers.· Appendices now provide more information on physical constants, elementary transcendental functions, elements of thermodynamics, and elasticity and viscosity.· Material on absorption, hearing, architectural acoustics and underwater sound has been expanded and updated. About The Book: The classic acoustics reference! This widely-used book offers a clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. The authors analyze the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media.
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Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography

Author: Herman Medwin,Clarence S. Clay

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080532165

Category: Science

Page: 712

View: 3999

The developments in the field of ocean acoustics over recent years make this book an important reference for specialists in acoustics, oceanography, marine biology, and related fields. Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography also encourages a new generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to apply the modern methods of acoustical physics to probe the unknown sea. The book is an authoritative, modern text with examples and exercises. It contains techniques to solve the direct problems, solutions of inverse problems, and an extensive bibliography from the earliest use of sound in the sea to present references. Written by internationally recognized scientists, the book provides background to measure ocean parameters and processes, find life and objects in the sea, communicate underwater, and survey the boundaries of the sea. Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography explains principles of underwater sound propagation, and describes how both actively probing sonars and passively listening hydrophones can reveal what the eye cannot see over vast ranges of the turbid ocean. This book demonstrates how to use acoustical remote sensing, variations in sound transmission, in situ acoustical measurements, and computer and laboratory models to identify the physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea. * Offers an integrated, modern approach to passive and active underwater acoustics * Contains many examples of laboratory scale models of ocean-acoustic environments, as well as descriptions of experiments at sea * Covers remote sensing of marine life and the seafloor * Includes signal processing of ocean sounds, physical and biological noises at sea, and inversions * resents sound sources, receivers, and calibration * Explains high intensities; explosive waves, parametric sources, cavitation, shock waves, and streaming * Covers microbubbles from breaking waves, rainfall, dispersion, and attenuation * Describes sound propagation along ray paths and caustics * Presents sound transmissions and normal mode methods in ocean waveguides
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Fundamentals of Acoustics, Modelling, Simulation, Algorithms and Acoustic Virtual Reality

Author: Michael Vorländer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540488308

Category: Science

Page: 335

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This is the first focused and detailed textbook on acoustic virtual reality. Auralization is the creation of audible acoustic sceneries from computer-generated data. The term "auralization" is to be understood as being analogue to the well-known technique of "visualization". In visual illustration of scenes, data or any other meaningful information, in movie animation and in computer graphics, we describe the process of "making visible" as visualization. In acoustics, auralization is taking place when acoustic effects, primary sound signals or means of sound reinforcement or sound transmission, are processed to be presented by using electro-acoustic equipment. This book is organized as a comprehensive collection of basics, methodology and strategies of acoustic simulation and auralization.
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Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics

Second, Revised Edition

Author: Arthur H. Benade

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150712

Category: Music

Page: 608

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Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter.
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Fundamentals of Acoustics

Author: Michel Bruneau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118613937

Category: Science

Page: 636

View: 3020

The central theme of the chapters is acoustic propagation in fluid media, dissipative or non-dissipative, homogeneous or nonhomogeneous, infinite or limited, placing particular emphasis on the theoretical formulation of the problems considered.
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Fundamentals of General Linear Acoustics

Author: Finn Jacobsen,Peter Moller Juhl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118636171

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Acoustics deals with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound. Owing to acoustics being an interdisciplinary field, this book is intended to be equally accessible to readers from a range of backgrounds including electrical engineering, physics and mechanical engineering. This book introduces the fundamentals of acoustic wave motion. It addresses in a clear and systematic way some of the most difficult parts of acoustics for beginners, such as the widely different approximations due to the wide frequency range, the apparently arbitrary choice between the use of analytical solutions to the wave equation with boundary conditions, and the fundamentally different energy-based considerations used in noise control. As a result, it provides readers with a self-contained source of information on acoustics which can be used for self-study or as a graduate course text. Key features: Places an emphasis on detailed derivations based on the fundamental laws of physics and interpretations of the resulting formulas. Avoids, where possible, electrical and mechanical equivalent circuits, so as to make it accessible to readers with different backgrounds. Introduces duct acoustics, sound in enclosures, and sound radiation and scattering. Contains a set of appendices which includes material on signal analysis and processing as these tools are essential for the modern acoustician.
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Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics

Author: David T. Blackstock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471319795

Category: Science

Page: 541

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Blackstock (mechanical engineering, U. of Texas) presents an introductory textbook on the physics of sound written for a two-semester graduate-level course. For part of the book, he attempts to keep the mathematics at a fairly basic level, while covering such topics as propagation, reflection and tr.
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Fundamentals of Shallow Water Acoustics

Author: Boris Katsnelson,Valery Petnikov,James Lynch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441997776

Category: Science

Page: 540

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Shallow water acoustics (SWA), the study of how low and medium frequency sound propagates and scatters on the continental shelves of the worlds oceans, has both technical interest and a large number of practical applications. Technically, shallow water poses an interesting medium for the study of acoustic scattering, inverse theory, and propagation physics in a complicated oceanic waveguide. Practically, shallow water acoustics has interest for geophysical exploration, marine mammal studies, and naval applications. Additionally, one notes the very interdisciplinary nature of shallow water acoustics, including acoustical physics, physical oceanography, marine geology, and marine biology. In this specialized volume the authors, all of whom have extensive at-sea experience in US and Russian research efforts, have tried to summarize the main experimental, theoretical, and computational results in shallow water acoustics, with an emphasis on providing physical insight into the topics presented.
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Fundamentals of Ocean Acoustics

Author: Leonid M. Brekhovskikh,Yury P. Lysanov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662073285

Category: Science

Page: 270

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As man turns his attention from the overcrowded continents of this planet and explores the spaciousness of the ocean, the applications of ocean acoustics become increasingly numerous and important. This book pro- vides an up-to-date introduction to the theory of sound propagation in the ocean, with much new material having been added throughout the second edition. It includes both ray and wave treatments and considerable attention is paid to stochastic problems such as the scattering of sound at rough surfaces and random inhomogeneties. An introductory chapter that discusses the basic experimental data complements the following theoretical chapters.
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Fundamentals of Noise and Vibration

Author: Frank Fahy,John Walker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780419241805

Category: Architecture

Page: 536

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Fundamentals of Noise and Vibration is based on the first semester of the postgraduate Masters' course in Sound and Vibration Studies at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, at the University of Southampton. The main objective of the course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to practise in the field of noise and vibration control technology. Readers do not need prior formal training in acoustics although a basic understanding of mechanics, fluid dynamics and applied mathematics is required. Many of the chapters use examples of models and forms of analysis to illustrate the principles that they introduce. By pointing toward the practical application of these fundamental principles and methods, the book will benefit those wishing to extend their knowledge and understanding of acoustic and vibration technology for professional purposes. Advanced Applications in Acoustucs, Noise and Vibration serves as a companion volume.
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Fundamentals of Acoustic Field Theory and Space-Time Signal Processing

Author: Lawrence Ziomek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849394553

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

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Providing a wealth of information on fundamental topics in the areas of linear air and underwater acoustics, as well as space-time signal processing, this book provides real-world design and analysis equations. As a consequence of the interdisciplinary nature of air and underwater acoustics, the book is divided into two parts: Acoustic Field Theory and Space-Time Signal Processing. It covers the fundamentals of acoustic wave propagation as well as the fundamentals of aperture theory, array theory, and signal processing. Starting with principles and using a consistent, mainly standard notation, this book develops, in detail, basic results that are useful in a variety of air and underwater acoustic applications. Numerous figures, examples, and problems are included.
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Fundamentals of Noise and Vibration Analysis for Engineers

Author: M. P. Norton,D. G. Karczub

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521499132

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 631

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Extensively updated edition of Norton's classic text on noise and vibration for students, researchers and engineers.
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Engineering Applications of Acoustics

Author: John A. Kleppe

Publisher: Artech House on Demand


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 381

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Written to be compatible with a companion text, Fundamentals of acoustics (Wiley, 1982), which covers the basics and math concepts. For seniors and first-year graduate students who need a detailed, engineering design guide to acoustics applications written from an applied science and engineering bas
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Physikalische und psychoakustische Grundlagen der Musik

Author: Juan G. Roederer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642571387

Category: Psychology

Page: 263

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Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich mit den physikalischen Systemen und psychophysikalischen Prozessen, die im Zusammenhang mit jenem Phänomen stehen, das wir allgemein als "Musik" bezeichnen. Es soll interessierten Musikern helfen zu verstehen, auf welche physikalische Weise musikalische Töne erzeugt werden und sich im Raum ausbreiten, und wie Musik vom Zuhörer empfangen und empfunden wird. Physikalisches und mathematisches Vorwissen jenseits des Abiturs ist dazu nicht erforderlich. Den musikliebenden Wissenschaftlern sollen viele Fragen, die sie sich bezüglich Musik und Tonempfindung gestellt haben dürften, beantwortet werden. Den Musikpsychologen wird ein Versuch dargeboten, die Frage "Warum lieben wir Musik?" von einem neuro-funktionellen Standpunkt aus zu erläutern. Die 3. Auflage wurde gründlich überarbeitet, um die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse über Tonerzeugung, Physiologie des Gehörs und den kognitiven Prozessen beim Verarbeiten von Sinnesinformation einzufügen.
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Structural Acoustics

Deterministic and Random Phenomena

Author: Joshua E. Greenspon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439830940

Category: Science

Page: 297

View: 4722

From jet engine noise that generates vibrations in the structure of an aircraft, to the sound radiation from the hull of a ship or submarine that makes it identifiable, an understanding of structural acoustics is key in the design process in maritime, automotive, aerospace, and architectural engineering. Building on classic works in the field, Structural Acoustics: Deterministic and Random Phenomena presents fundamental concepts, relations, and simplified methods for calculating complex problems associated with vibrations and noise issues of automobiles, ships, submarines, and aircraft. This practical reference studies the response of structures and media that are coupled with a fluid and are under static, dynamic, and random loading. Simplified solutions to complicated problems Starting with a review of the fundamentals of acoustics and structural acoustics, the book discusses the response of the beams, plates, and shells that compose most built-up structures before providing methods for solving problems of built-up systems, including a procedure for computing the response of an elastic or viscoelastic media without resorting to a large computer program. Building on this analysis, the second section develops the analysis for random loading, which can also be applied to geophysical phenomena and viscoelastic media. Proceeding from the fundamental aspects of simple structures to more complicated cases with more involved loading, the book presents formulas and applications for random loading. By providing a fundamental understanding of sound radiation in air and water, this book shows readers how to solve structural and acoustical problems. An important reference for those working in the area of acoustics and vibration analysis, it also includes computer programs for acoustical analysis available at
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Master Handbook of Acoustics

Author: F. Alton Everest,Ken Pohlmann

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071603336

Category: Music

Page: 544

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Practical Instruction on the Art and Science of Acoustic Design and Architecture Build your own acoustic environments such as recording studios, control rooms, and home listening rooms with expert insights from two engineering professionals. Fully expanded to cover the latest methods and software tools, Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition presents clear explanations of acoustic phenomena and provides a hands-on approach to room design. Learn how to perform acoustic measurements, choose room dimensions, assign speaker placement, analyze response curves, and design and install sound absorbers and diffusers. You will also find details on how to fine-tune room reverberation, minimize external noise, and apply psychoacoustic concepts. Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition explains how to: Determine how sound propagates in open and enclosed spaces Measure sound-pressure levels and work with decibels Analyze the characteristics of room modal resonances Treat rooms for optimal early reflections, reverberation, and diffusion Minimize acoustic distortion, comb-filter effects, and HVAC interference Construct high-quality stereo and surround-sound listening rooms Design personal and professional recording studios and control rooms Understand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert halls Optimize room designs using measurement, modeling, and auralization software
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