Architectural Acoustics: Blending Sound Sources, Sound Fields, and Listeners / Edition 1

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Written for practitioners and students, this book proceeds from basic acoustic theory, to complete design studies of concert and multiple purpose halls, treating such topics as the acoustical properties of materials, psychoacoustics, the calculation of optimal listening positions, and all facets of hall construction. 223 illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387983332
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/10/1998
  • Series: Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing Series
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Short Historical Review for Acoustics in a Performing Space 2
3 Physical Properties of Source Signals and Sound Fields in a Room 7
4 Subjective Preference as an Overall Impression of the Sound Field 26
5 Human Hearing System 48
6 Important Subjective Attributes for the Sound Field, Based on the Model 88
7 Subjective Effects of-Sound Field on Performers 109
8 Passive Control of Sound Field by Design 120
9 Individual Listener Subjective Preferences and Seat Selection 141
10 Case Studies of Acoustic Design 175
11 Acoustical Measurements of the Sound Fields in Rooms 195
12 Generalization to Physical Environmental Planning Theory 210
App. I Method of Factor Analysis 221
App. II Design of Electroacoustic Systems 223
App. III Time-Variant Sound Fields: Variable-Delay Time of a Single Reflection 226
References 228
Glossary of Symbols 241
Author Index 245
Subject Index 249
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