Principles of Vibration and Sound / Edition 2

Principles of Vibration and Sound / Edition 2

by Thomas Rossing, Neville H. Fletcher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387405569

ISBN-13: 9780387405568

Pub. Date: 01/08/2004

Publisher: Springer New York

This book discusses the physics of mechanical vibrating systems, emphasizing normal modes of vibration. Beginning with the basics of free and forced motions of a simple harmonic oscillator (with electrical analogs indicated where appropriate), it goes on to discuss vibrations in one-dimensional systems, such as strings and bars, and two-dimensional systems, such as

Overview

This book discusses the physics of mechanical vibrating systems, emphasizing normal modes of vibration. Beginning with the basics of free and forced motions of a simple harmonic oscillator (with electrical analogs indicated where appropriate), it goes on to discuss vibrations in one-dimensional systems, such as strings and bars, and two-dimensional systems, such as membranes and plates. The discussion of coupled systems includes strong as well as weak coupling and presents both mechanical and electrical examples. The treatment includes nonlinear systems and self-excited oscillators, as well as a brief explanation of modal analysis, including finite-element methods and modal testing. The concluding third of the book discusses the propagation of sound in air, including radiation, transmission, absorption, and diffraction. The treatment of radiation covers point, dipole, line, plane, and other sources, both with and without baffles. Propagation of sound in various kinds and shapes of pipes, horns and other acoustic components is discussed. Suitable as a text for advanced undergraduates, the book provides the foundations needed to understand the acoustics of rooms and musical instruments as well as the basics for scientists and engineers interested in noise and vibration. The new edition will have new chapters on: transducers, room acoustics, atmosperic propagation, and noise. the other chapters will be brought up to date (incorporating all revisions made in the latest edition of 'THe Physics of Musical Instruments').

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387405568
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/08/2004
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2004
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Free and Forced Vibrations of Simple Systems.- 2 Continuous Systems in One Dimension: Strings and Bars.- 3 Two-Dimensional Systems: Membranes and Plates.- 4 Coupled Vibrating Systems.- 5 Nonlinear Systems.- 6 Sound Waves in Air.- 7 Sound Radiation.- 8 Pipes and Horns.- 9 Acoustic Systems.- 10 Microphones and Other Transducers.- 11 Sound in Concert Halls and Studios.- 12 Sound and Noise Outdoors.- 13 Underwater Sound.- Selected Bibliography.- Problems.- Answers to Selected Problems.- Name Index.

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