Fundamentals of Acoustics / Edition 3

Fundamentals of Acoustics / Edition 3

by Lawrence E. Kinsler, Austin R. Frey, Alan B. Coppens, James V. Sanders
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471029335
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1982
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Fundamentals of Vibration
Ch. 2Transverse Motion: The Vibrating String
Ch. 3Vibrations of Bars
Ch. 4The Two-Dimensional Wave Equation: Vibrations of Membranes and Plates
Ch. 5The Acoustic Wave Equation and Simple Solutions
Ch. 6Reflection and Transmission
Ch. 7Radiation and Reception of Acoustic Waves
Ch. 8Absorption and Attenuation of Sound
Ch. 9Cavities and Waveguides
Ch. 10Pipes, Resonators, and Filters
Ch. 11Noise, Signal Detection, Hearing, and Speech
Ch. 12Architectural Acoustics
Ch. 13Environmental Acoustics
Ch. 14Transduction
Ch. 15Underwater Acoustics
Ch. 16Selected Nonlinear Acoustic Effects
Ch. 17Shock Waves and Explosions
Appendixes
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Index

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