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Acoustics and Psychoacoustics / Edition 4

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics / Edition 4


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ISBN-13: 9780240521756
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/27/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David M. Howard is the Founding Head of a new Department of Electronics at Royal Holloway, University of London. David’s research interests include the analysis and synthesis of singing, speech, and music, the use of computers and apps for real-time singing training and tuning in a cappella singing. David has been involved in forensic audio casework and appears regularly on radio and TV, including as a presenter for Voice and Castrato for BBC4-TV.

Jamie A.S. Angus is Professor of Audio Technology in the School of Computing, Science, and Engineering at the University of Salford. She was one of the originators of the UK’s first university-level music technology course at the University of York in 1986. She both teaches and researches in room and speech acoustics, diffuser design, GPGPU in acoustic simulation, and audio signal processing and coding. She invented the modulated and absorption diffuser structures and was awarded an AES Fellowship Prize and the IOA Peter Barnett Memorial Prize in 2004.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction to Sound

Chapter 2: Introduction to Hearing

Chapter 3: Notes and Harmony

Chapter 4: Acoustic Model for Musical Instruments

Chapter 5: Hearing Timbre and Deceiving the Ear

Chapter 6: Hearing Music in Different Environments

Chapter 7: Applications: Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Combined

Appendix 1: The Fourier Transform

Appendix 2: Solving the ERB Equation

Appendix 3: Converting between Frequency Ratios and Cents

Appendix 4: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation

Appendix 5: Deriving the Reverberation Time Equation for Different Frequencies and Surfaces

Appendix 6: The Effect of Speaker Sixe on its Polar Pattern

Appendix 7: Track Listing for the Audio Compact Disc


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