ISBN-10:
047125293X
ISBN-13:
9780471252931
Pub. Date:
03/28/1998
Publisher:
Wiley
Handbook of Acoustics / Edition 1

Handbook of Acoustics / Edition 1

by Malcolm J. Crocker, Crocker

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Handbook of Acoustics / Edition 1

Acoustical engineers, researchers, architects, and designers need acomprehensive, single-volume reference that provides quick andconvenient access to important information, answers and questionson a broad spectrum of topics, and helps solve the toughestproblems in acoustical design and engineering. The Handbook ofAcoustics meets that need. It offers concise coverage of thescience and engineering of acoustics and vibration.

In more than 100 clearly written chapters, experts from around theworld share their knowledge and expertise in topics ranging frombasic aerodynamics and jet noise to acoustical signal processing,and from the interaction of fluid motion and sound to infrasound,ultrasonics, and quantum acoustics. Topics covered include:
* General linear acoustics
* Nonlinear acoustics and cavitation
* Aeroacoustics and atmospheric sound
* Mechanical vibrations and shock
* Statistical methods in acoustics
* Architectural acoustics
* Physiological acoustics
* Underwater sound
* Ultrasonics, quantum acoustics, and physical aspects ofsound
* Noise: its effects and control
* Acoustical signal processing
* Psychological acoustics
* Speech communication
* Music and musical acoustics
* Acoustical measurements and instrumentation
* Transducers

The Handbook of Acoustics belongs on the reference shelf of everyengineer, architect, research scientist, or designer with aprofessional interest in the propagation, control, transmission,and effects of sound.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471252931
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Pages: 1488
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.55(h) x 2.80(d)

About the Author

MALCOLM J. CROCKER is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, where he teaches and conducts research sponsored by industry and government in acoustics, noise, and vibration control. He is also the editor of the critically acclaimed Encyclopedia of Acoustics. He has published 80 refereed papers and 12 previous books on acoustics and noise control.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

GENERAL LINEAR ACOUSTICS.

Ray Acoustics for Fluids (D. Weston).

Waveguides (P. Davies).

Transient Radiation (P. Stepanishen).

NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS AND CAVITATION.

Cavitation (W. Lauterborn).

AEROACOUSTICS AND ATMOSPHERIC SOUND.

Infrasound (T. Gabrielson).

UNDERWATER SOUND.

Ocean Ambient Noise (I. Dyer).

Sonar Systems (J. Barger).

ULTRASONICS, QUANTUM ACOUSTICS, AND PHYSICAL EFFECTS OFSOUND.

Ultrasonic Velocity (J. Cantrell & W. Yost).

Thermoacoustic Engines (G. Swift).

MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS AND SHOCK.

Random Vibration (D. Newland).

Acoustic Emission (K. Ono).

STATISTICAL METHODS IN ACOUSTICS.

Response Statistics of Rooms (M. Tohyama).

NOISE: ITS EFFECTS AND CONTROL.

Airport Noise (K. Eldred).

ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS.

Sound in Enclosures (K. Kuttruff).

ACOUSTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING.

Statistical Theory of Acoustic Signals (A. Piersol).

PHYSIOLOGICAL ACOUSTICS.

Acoustical Characteristics of the Outer Ear (E. Shaw).

PSYCHOLOGICAL ACOUSTICS.

Auditory Masking (S. Buus).

Loudness (B. Scharf).

SPEECH COMMUNICATION.

Acoustical Analysis of Speech (G. Fant).

MUSIC AND MUSICAL ACOUSTICS.

Brass Instruments (J. Bowsher).

ACOUSTICAL MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION.

Analyzers (J. Pope).

TRANSDUCERS.

Loudspeaker Design (B. Starobin).

Index.

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