Fundamentals of Acoustics / Edition 2by Lawrence E. Kinsler, Austin R. Frey
Pub. Date: 01/01/1962
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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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Table of ContentsFundamentals of Vibration.
Transverse Motion: The Vibrating String.
Vibrations of Bars.
The Two-Dimensional Wave Equation: Vibrations of Membranes and Plates.
The Acoustic Wave Equation and Simple Solutions.
Reflection and Transmission.
Radiation and Reception of Acoustic Waves.
Absorption and Attenuation of Sound.
Cavities and Waveguides.
Pipes, Resonators, and Filters.
Noise, Signal Detection, Hearing, and Speech.
Selected Nonlinear Acoustic Effects.
Shock Waves and Explosions.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.
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