## Handbook of AcousticsAcoustical 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 |

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