Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers

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Academic Press, 2012 - Science - 704 pages
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Long-awaited update and expansion of a widely recognised classic in the field by pioneering acoustics expert, Leo L. Beranek

  • Builds upon Beranek's 1954 Acoustics classic by incorporating recent developments, practical formulas and methods for effective simulation
  • Uniquely, provides the detailed acoustic fundamentals which enable better understanding of complex design parameters, measurement methods and data
  • Brings together topics currently scattered across a variety of books and sources into one valuable reference
  • Includes relevant case studies, real-world examples and solutions to bring the theory to life

Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a modern expansion and re-working of Acoustics, the 1954 classic reference written by Leo L. Beranek.

Updated throughout and focused on electroacoustics with the needs of a broad range of acoustics engineers and scientists in mind, this new book retains and expands on the detailed acoustical fundamentals included in the original whilst adding practical formulas and simulation methods for practising professionals.

Benefitting from Beranek's lifetime experience as a leader in the field and co-author Tim Mellow's cutting-edge industry experience, Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a modern classic to keep close to hand in the lab, office and design studio.

  • Builds on Beranek's 1954 Acoustics classic by incorporating recent developments, practical formulas and methods for effective simulation
  • Uniquely provides the detailed acoustic fundamentals, enabling better understanding of complex design parameters, measurement methods and data
  • Brings together topics currently scattered across a variety of books and sources into one valuable reference
  • Includes relevant case studies, real-world examples and solutions to bring the theory to life
 

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Contents

Chapter 3 Electromechanoacoustical circuits
65
Chapter 4 Acoustic components
119
Chapter 5 Microphones
199
Chapter 6 Electrodynamic loudspeakers
241
Chapter 7 Loudspeaker systems
289
Chapter 8 Cellphone acoustics
391
Chapter 9 Horn loudspeakers
407
Chapter 10 Sound in enclosures
449
Chapter 12 Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary value method
487
Chapter 13 Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary integral method
535
Chapter 14 State variable analysis of circuits
633
Appendix I Frequencyresponse shapes for loudspeakers 1
671
Appendix III Conversion factors
675
Appendix II Mathematical formulas 12
681
Index
697
Copyright

Chapter 11 Room design for loudspeaker listening
481

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About the author (2012)

Educated at Harvard and Cornell, Dr. Leo Beranek is an acoustical design consultant. Recent work includes several concert halls in Japan. In 1948 he co-founded Bolt, Beranek and Newman (now BBN Technologies) to provide consultation for major auditoriums. BBN also reduced jet noise, developed the ARPANET (internet forerunner), and founded Channel 5 among other achievements. Leo has won numerous awards and fellowships including AES, ASA and ASME gold medals, Presidential National Medal of Science, and ICA Lifetime Achievement in Science Award. He has published 13 books.

Tim Mellow was educated at Boundary Oak School and Lancing College before obtaining a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Dundee, Scotland, in 1985. A career as a Design engineer at BICC, Marconi, Thorn EMI, Racal, VTech, and Nokia followed. Recently, he co-founded Mellow Acoustics Ltd with Philip Trevelyan to develop high fidelity loudspeakers and amplifiers. Tim takes a keen interest in music and plays the piano. He appreciates technology that brings musical performances to life, especially those which can no longer be heard live.

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