Acoustics and Audio Technology: Third Edition

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J. Ross Publishing, Oct 15, 2011 - Science - 480 pages
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Acoustics and Audio Technology, Third Edition, is an introductory text for students of sound and vibration as well as electrical and electronic engineering, civil and mechanical engineering, computer science, signals and systems, and engineering physics. A basic knowledge of basic engineering mathematics and physics is assumed. Problems are included at the end of the chapters and a solutions manual is available to instructors. This classroom-tested book covers the physical background to and mathematical treatment of sound propagation, the properties of human hearing, the generation and radiation of sound as well as noise control, and the technologies used for pickup, recording, and reproduction of sound in various environments, and much more. 

Key Features: 

--Presents a basic short course on acoustics, fundamental equations, and sound propagation 

--Discusses the principles of architectural acoustics, techniques for adjusting room acoustics, and various types of sound absorbers 

--Offers an overview of the acoustical, mechanical, and electrical properties of loudspeakers and microphones, which are important transducers 

--Provides an overview of the properties of hearing and voice 

--Includes end-of-chapter problems and solutions available to instructors as WAV material

 

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Contents

Sound
1
Audio Signals
31
Hearing and Voice
47
Basic Room Acoustics
81
Spatial Sound Perception
111
Room Acoustics Planning and Design
135
Absorbers Reflectors and Diffusers
165
Waves in Solids
197
Microphones
269
Phonograph Systems
293
Loudspeakers
303
Headphones and Earphones
339
Digital Representation of Sound
353
Audio Systems and Measurement
377
References
419
Answers to Problems
431

Sound Radiation and Generation
217
Sound Isolation
231
Vibration Isolation
257

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About the author (2011)

Mendel Kleiner obtained his Ph.D. in architectural acoustics in 1978 and is currently Professor of Acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, and in charge of the Chalmers Room Acoustics Group. Dr. Kleiner is responsible for teaching room acoustics, audio, electroacoustics, and ultrasonics in the Chalmers Master Program on Sound and Vibration. He has more than 50 publications, presented keynote lectures and more than 110 papers, has led courses at international conferences on acoustics and noise control, and organized an international conference on acoustics. His main research areas are computer simulation of room acoustics, electroacoustic reverberation enhancement systems, room acoustics of auditoria, sound and vibration measurement technology, product sound quality, and psychoacoustics. Dr. Kleiner is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the Chair for the Audio Engineering Society's Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement and on its Standards committee on Acoustics.