The Science of Sound / Edition 2

The Science of Sound / Edition 2

by Thomas D. Rossing
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0201157276

ISBN-13: 9780201157277

Pub. Date: 01/01/1990

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

The Science of Sound is widely recognized as the leading textbook in the field. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for readers without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. In the Third Edition, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler join Tom Rossing in updating The Science of Sound

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The Science of Sound is widely recognized as the leading textbook in the field. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for readers without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. In the Third Edition, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler join Tom Rossing in updating The Science of Sound to include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of acoustics. New exercises and review questions have been added to the end of each chapter to help readers study the material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201157277
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
686
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.25(d)

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Table of Contents

UPDATED! I. VIBRATIONS, WAVES, AND SOUNDS.

1. What is Sound?
2. Vibrating Systems.
3. Waves.
4. Resonance.

II. PERCEPTION AND MEASUREMENT OF SOUND.

5. Hearing.
6. Sound Pressure, Power, and Loudness.
7. Pitch and Timbre.
8. Combination Tones and Harmony.
9. Musical Scales and Temperament.

III. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

10. String Instruments.
11. Brass Instruments.
12. Woodwind Instruments.
13. Percussion Instruments.
14. Keyboard Instruments.

IV. THE HUMAN VOICE.

15. Speech Production.
16. Speech Recognition, Analysis, and Synthesis.
17. Singing.

REVISED! V. ELECTROACOUSTICS.

18. Electronic Circuits.
19. Loudspeakers.
20. Microphones, Amplifiers, and Tuners.
21. Digital Circuits and Techniques.
22. Sound Recording.

REVISED! VI. ROOM ACOUSTICS.

23. Auditorium Acoustics.
24. Electronic Reinforcement of Sound.
25. Small Rooms, Home Listening Rooms and Recording Studios.

NEW! VII. ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC.

26. Music Technology and its Origins.
27. Analog Electronic Music.
28. Digital Audio and Processing.
29. Computer Music and Virtual Acoustics.

REVISED! VIII. ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND.

30. Noise in the Environment.
31. Effects of Noise on People.
32. Control of Noise.

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