Springer Handbook of Acoustics, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Thomas D. Rossing
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  • ISBN-10: 0387304258
  • ISBN-13: 9780387304250
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1135 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience, and others. The Springer Handbook of Acoustics is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing. Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents spanning: animal acoustics including infrasound and ultrasound, environmental noise control, music and human speech and singing, physiological and psychological acoustics, architectural acoustics, physical and engineering acoustics, signal processing, medical acoustics, and ocean acoustics. This handbook reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Thomas D. Rossing

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword.
Preface.
List of Authors.
Contents.
List of Abbreviations.
Introduction to Acoustics.
1: Propagation of Sound.
2: A Brief History of Acoustics.
3: Basic Linear Acoustics.
4: Sound Propagation in the Atmosphere.
5: Underwater Acoustics.
6: Physical and Nonlinear Acoustics.
7: Physical Acoustics.
8: Thermoacoustics.
9: Nonlinear Acoustics in Fluids.
10: Architectural Acoustics.
11: Acoustics in Halls for Speech and Music.
12: Concert Hall Acoustics Based on Subjective Preference Theory.
13: Building Acoustics.
14: Hearing and Signal Processing.
15: Physiological Acoustics.
16: Psychoacoustics.
17: Acoustic Signal Processing.
18: Music, Speech, Electroacoustics.
19: Musical Acoustics.
20: The Human Voice in Speech and Singing.
21: Computer Music.
22: Audio and Electroacoustics.
23: Biological and Medical Acoustics.
24: Animal Bioacoustics.
25: Cetacean Acoustics.
26: Medical Acoustics.
27: Structural Acoustics and Noise.
28: Structural Acoustics and Vibrations.
29: Noise.
30: Engineering Acoustics.
31: Microphones and Their Calibration.
32: Sound Intensity.
33: Acoustic Holography.
34: Optical Methods for Acoustics and Vibration Measurements.
35: Modal Analysis.
Acknowledgements.
About the Authors.
Detailed Contents.
Subject Index.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword.
Preface.
List of Authors.
Contents.
List of Abbreviations.
Introduction to Acoustics.
1: Propagation of Sound.
2: A Brief History of Acoustics.
3: Basic Linear Acoustics.
4: Sound Propagation in the Atmosphere.
5: Underwater Acoustics.
6: Physical and Nonlinear Acoustics.
7: Physical Acoustics.
8: Thermoacoustics.
9: Nonlinear Acoustics in Fluids.
10: Architectural Acoustics.
11: Acoustics in Halls for Speech and Music.
12: Concert Hall Acoustics Based on Subjective Preference Theory.
13: Building Acoustics.
14: Hearing and Signal Processing.
15: Physiological Acoustics.
16: Psychoacoustics.
17: Acoustic Signal Processing.
18: Music, Speech, Electroacoustics.
19: Musical Acoustics.
20: The Human Voice in Speech and Singing.
21: Computer Music.
22: Audio and Electroacoustics.
23: Biological and Medical Acoustics.
24: Animal Bioacoustics.
25: Cetacean Acoustics.
26: Medical Acoustics.
27: Structural Acoustics and Noise.
28: Structural Acoustics and Vibrations.
29: Noise.
30: Engineering Acoustics.
31: Microphones and Their Calibration.
32: Sound Intensity.
33: Acoustic Holography.
34: Optical Methods for Acoustics and Vibration Measurements.
35: Modal Analysis.
Acknowledgements.
About the Authors.
Detailed Contents.
Subject Index.