Handbook of Acoustics

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 9, 1998 - Science - 1461 pages
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Acoustical engineers, researchers, architects, and designers need a comprehensive, single-volume reference that provides quick and convenient access to important information, answers and questions on a broad spectrum of topics, and helps solve the toughest problems in acoustical design and engineering. The Handbook of Acoustics meets that need. It offers concise coverage of the science and engineering of acoustics and vibration.

In more than 100 clearly written chapters, experts from around the world share their knowledge and expertise in topics ranging from basic 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 of sound
* 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 every engineer, architect, research scientist, or designer with a professional interest in the propagation, control, transmission, and effects of sound.
  

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Contents

Mathematical Theory of Wave Propagation
21
Ray Acoustics for Fluids
39
Speed of Sound in Fluids
61
Waveguides
83
SteadyState Radiation from Sources
99
Transient Radiation
119
Acoustic Lumped Elements from First Principles
145
Nonlinear Acoustics and Cavitation
177
Generation of Noise in Machinery Its Control and
815
Active Noise Control
849
Noise Sources and Propagation in Ducted Air Distribution
863
Sound Power Level Predictions for Industrial Machinery
873
Airport Noise
883
Surface Transportation Noise
897
Community Response to Environmental Noise
907
Sound in Enclosures Sound in Enclosure
925

Propagation of FiniteAmplitude Waves in Fluids
187
Parameters of Nonlinearity of Acoustic Media
203
FiniteAmplitude Waves in Solids
211
Nonlinear Effects in Sound Beams
221
Nonlinear Lumped Elements
229
Cavitation
235
Sonochemistry and Sonoluminescence
243
Introduction
257
Aerodynamic and Jet Noise
273
Interaction of Fluid Motion and Sound
285
Shock Waves Blast Waves and Sonic Booms
293
Atmospheric Sound Propagation
305
Infrasound
331
Introduction
339
Propagation of Sound in the Ocean
345
Sound Radiation from Marine Structures
363
Transient and SteadyState Scattering and Diffraction from
373
Fundamental Underwater Noise Sources
387
Ship and Platform Noise Propeller Noise
407
Ocean Ambient Noise
425
Sonar Systems
435
Oceanographic and Navigational Instruments
457
Acoustic Telemetry
467
Introduction
475
Ultrasonic Velocity
483
Ultrasonic Relaxation Processes
495
Phonons in Crystals Quasicrystals and Anderson Localization
505
Surface Waves in Solids and Ultrasonic Properties
515
Ultrasonic Instruments for Nondestructive Testing
527
Thermoacoustic Engines
539
MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS AND SHOCK
549
Vibrations of One and TwoDimensional Continuous Systems
579
Random Vibration
609
StructureBorne Energy Flow
713
Active Vibration Control
725
Introduction
743
Statistical Modeling of Vibrating Systems
757
Noise Control
771
Hearing Protection Devices
799
Sound Absorption in Enclosures
939
Airborne and Impact
953
Ratings and Descriptors for the Building Acoustical
985
Acoustical Guidelines for Building Design
1005
Noise Control for Mechanical and Ventilation Systems
1021
Introduction
1047
Introduction 0g5
1085
Acoustical Characteristics of the Outer Ear
1093
Acoustic Properties of the Middle Ear
1105
Anatomy of the Cochlea and Auditory Nerve
1115
Cochlear Mechanics and Biophysics
1125
Introduction
1141
Auditory Masking
1147
Frequency Analysis and Pitch Perception
1167
Loudness
1181
Effects of HighIntensity Sound
1197
An Overview
1209
Introduction
1223
Models of Speech Production
1231
Acoustical Analysis of Speech
1245
Techniques of Speech Coding
1255
Machine Recognition of Speech
1263
Introduction
1273
Woodwind Instruments
1283
Brass Instruments
1291
Pianos and Other Stringed Keyboard Instruments
1301
Introduction
1311
Sound Level Meters
1317
Sound Intensity
1327
Analyzers
1341
Calibration of Pressure and Gradient Microphones
1355
Introduction
1369
Transducer Principles
1375
Loudspeaker Design
1389
Types of Microphones
1411
Magnetic Recording Reproducing Systems
1423
INDEX
1439
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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.

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