Sound Effects: Radio, TV, and Film

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Focal Press, 1990 - Photography - 223 pages
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Provides the first comprehensive treatment of sound effects - their history, make-up, equipment, and applications in radio, TV, and film. - Line Up, April 1992 'Newcomers to the field of audio/sound production, or producers, directors and other
production personnel who need background on sound effects, could find no better resource than this latest book.' - Lighting and Sound International, January 1996

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About the author (1990)

Prof. Robert L. Mott, "P.E.
Professor Emeritus
The University of Dayton" Teaching Interests:
Design of Machine Elements
Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering Design
Strength of Materials
Stress Analysis
Systems Design Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute, 1963
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1965 Industrial Experience:

  • General Motors Corporation, Frigidaire Division, Research Engineer
  • University of Dayton Research Institute, Engineer, Structural Mechanics Section
  • Consulting in mechanical design and accident analysis
Professional Interests:
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • Past Chair, Manufacturing Education & Research Community
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
    • Engineering Technology Council
    • Engineering Technology Division
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • National Center for Manufacturing Education, Dayton, Ohio
Recent Books Published: APPLIED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, 5th ED, Prentice Hall, Publishing Co., 2008 APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS, 6th ED, Prentice Hall Publishing Co., 2006 MACHINE ELEMENTS IN MECHANICAL DESIGN, 4th ED, Prentice Hall Publishing Co., 2004 Honors & Awards:
  • ASEE Fellow Member, 2007
  • James H. McGraw Award for Outstanding Service in Engineering Technology Education, ASEE, 2004
  • Archie Higdon Distinguished Mechanics Educator Awards, ASEE, 2001
  • Frederick J. Berger Award for Excellence in Engineering Technology Education, ASEE, 1994
  • Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award, Dayton, Ohio,1992
  • Faculty Award in Teaching, University of Dayton, 1981
  • Epsilon Delta Tau Outstanding Achievement Award, 1972
  • Recipient of SAE Teetor Educational Award 1968
  • Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honorary
  • Honorary Member Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society

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