Acoustics: Basic Physics, Theory, and Methods / Edition 1

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The book is devoted to the very basis of acoustics and vibro-acoustics. The physics of the phenomena, the analytical methods and the modern numerical techniques are presented in a concise form. Many examples illustrate the fundamental problems and predictions (analytic or numerical) and are often compared to experiments. Some emphasis is put on the mathematical tools required by rigorous theory and reliable prediction methods.

Key Features
* a series of practical problems, which reflect the content of each chapter
* reference to the major treatises and fundamental recent papers
* current computing techniques, used in problem solving

Audience: Graduate students and researchers in engineering and physics (acoustics, noise, and vibrations) and practitioners in the automotive and mechanical industry.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Overall, I liked the book, and I surely would recommend it for the library of anyone involved in advanced acoustics... I will...use it as source material."
-Victor W. Sparrow, Physics Today
Based on lecture notes corresponding to a six-month course given to postgraduate students at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. Presents the general theory of acoustics and vibro-acoustics, and explains the main concepts necessary to read more specialized publications. The theory is supported by both classic analytical methods and contemporary mathematical techniques. Exercises are grouped together in the last chapter. First published in French in 1994 as Acoustique Generale. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780122561900
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/2/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 317
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Filippi is a Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Marseille and an editorial board memeber for the Journal of Sound and Vibration. He has been teaching courses in Acoustics in France since the early seventies, besides having studied and taught in the U.S. He received a degree in Physics in 1958, at the Université de Provence, in Marseille. He started working on Acoustics and Vibrations in 1959 as a Stagiaire de Recherche at the Centre de Recherche Scientifique Industrielle et Maritime in Marseille, a laboratory depending on theCentre National de le Recherche Scientifique. He obtained his Doctorate of Sciences degree (the highest national university diploma in France) in 1968. He was in charge of the DiplÃ'me d'Etude Approfondies d'Acoustique at the Université de la Méditerranée from 1986 to 1995. He is now Directeur de Recherche at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (CNRS) in Marseille.

Aimé Bergassoli has been teaching courses in Acoustics in France since the early seventies, besides having studied and taught in the U.S. He graduated from Ecole Saint-Cyr and then, in 1953, from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electricité de Paris, one of the most well known engineering schools in France. He entered the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (CNRS) in Marseille in 1964 as a Research Engineer and retired in 1983. He worked on propagation and diffraction problems related to environmental Acoustics and on guided waves phenomena related to building Acoustics.

Dominique Habaulthas been teaching courses in Acoustics in France since the early seventies, besides having studied and taught in the U.S. She graduated from the Université de Provence,(Marseille) in Applied Mathematics in 1976 and in Acoustics (Doctorat de Troisiéme Cycle) in 1979. She entered the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (CNRS) in Marseille in 1980, where she is now Directeur de Recherche. She works on acoustic wave propagation and diffraction, and on fluid/structure interactions. She obtained her Doctorat és Sciences (the highest national university diploma in France) in 1984. She created the third-year specialization Acoustique et Vibrations Industrielles at the Ecole Supérieure de Mécanique de Marseille. She is involved in Acoustics teaching at the Université de le Méditerranée since 1983.

Jean-Pierre Lefebvre has been teaching courses in Acoustics in France since the early seventies, besides having studied and taught in the U.S. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique in Marseille, in 1970. He entered the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique (CNRS) in Marseille, in 1973. He is now the Directeur de Recherche. He obtained his Doctorat és Sciences (the highest national university diploma in France) in 1981. He is involved in acoustic imaging and related inverse problems, mainly for biomedical and material applications.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, Physical Basis of Acoustics. Acoustics of Enclosures. Diffraction of Acoustic Waves and Boundary Integral Equations. Dominique Habault, Outdoor Sound Propagation. Dominique Habault, Analytic Expansions and Approximation Methods. Dominique Habault, Boundary Integral Equation Methods--Numerical Techniques. Aime Bergassoli, Introduction to Guided Waves. Paul J.T. Filippi, Transmission and Radiation of Sound by Thin Plates. Problems. Dominique Habault and Paul J.T. Filippi, Mathematical Appendix: Notations and Definitions. Bibliography. Index.
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