Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers
Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a thoroughly updated version of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book that retains and expands on the original's detailed acoustical fundamentals while adding practical formulas and simulation methods.
Serving both as a text for students in engineering departments and as a reference for practicing engineers, this book focuses on electroacoustics, analyzing the behavior of transducers with the aid of electro-mechano-acoustical circuits. Assuming knowledge of electrical circuit theory, it starts by guiding readers through the basics of sound fields, the laws governing sound generation, radiation, and propagation, and general terminology. It then moves on to examine:
Numerical examples and summary charts are given throughout the text to make the material easily applicable to practical design. It is a valuable resource for experimenters, acoustical consultants, and to those who anticipate being engineering designers of audio equipment.
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This book is a first-in-class text about Acoustics and transducers, such as loudspeakers and microphones. It is a rewritten version of Leo Beranek's 1950 very well known (famous) book "Acoustics." It seems that Mellow has joined Leo at a critical time (Leo pass away at the age of 100, in late 2016). It was fortunate to have someone keep this text alive, given its importance. To my surprise, I was able to buy a soft-cover version for less than $20, which is a bargain. My copy (personally signed by Leo) cost me much more than $100.
If you care about acoustics or transducer design, this is a "must have."
Chapter 4 Acoustic components
Chapter 5 Microphones
Chapter 6 Electrodynamic loudspeakers
Chapter 7 Loudspeaker systems
Chapter 8 Cellphone acoustics
Chapter 9 Horn loudspeakers
Chapter 10 Sound in enclosures
Chapter 12 Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary value method
Chapter 13 Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary integral method
Chapter 14 State variable analysis of circuits
Appendix I Frequencyresponse shapes for loudspeakers 1
Appendix II Mathematical formulas 12
Appendix III Conversion factors
Chapter 11 Room design for loudspeaker listening