Fundamentals of Sound with Applications to Speech and Hearing

ISBN-10: 020537087X
ISBN-13: 9780205370870
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $99.60
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Waves
Types of Waves
Wave Shapes
Propagation Velocity and Medium Velocity
Sinusoidal Waves: More Terminology
Oscillating Things and Sinusoidal Waves
Application of the Concept of Waves to Sound
Relationship among v, f, and [lambda]
Wave Velocity and Properties of the Medium
Elastic Properties of Air
Reflection and Transmission of Waves
Interference and Superposition
Exercises
Standing Waves in Ropes and Strings
Formation of Standing Waves
Boundary Conditions
Normal Modes for a String Tied at Both Ends
Normal Modes for String Tied at One End and Free at the Other
Normal Modes for a String Loose at Both Ends
Exercises
Standing Waves in Air Columns
Longitudinal Displacement Waves
Normal Modes for an Air Column Closed at Both Ends
Normal Modes for an Air Column Open at Both Ends
Normal Modes for an Air Column Open at One End and Closed at the Other End
Exercises
Resonance
Exercises
Wave Fronts
Wave Fronts
Wave Fronts and Space Interference
Diffraction of Waves
Exercises
Complex Waves
Phase of a Wave
Complex Wave Forms
Complex Traveling Waves
Complex Standing Waves
Beats
Sound Quality
Nonrepetitive Sounds
Exercises
Wave Analysis
Frequency Spectrum
Fourier Analysis
Behavior of the String with Time
Rules for Repeat Frequencies of Complex Waves
Filters
Fourier Analysis of Traveling Waves
Exercises
Speech Production
Vocal Organs
Vocal Fold Vibration
Acoustic Properties of the Vocal Tract
Sound Spectrographs
Exercises
Acoustics of Specific Speech Sounds
Vowels
Consonants
Glide and Liquid Consonants
Nasal Consonants
Fricative Consonants
Stop Consonants
Coarticulation
Exercises
Work and Energy
Work and Energy
Work-Energy Theorem
Wave Energy
Relation of Wave Energy to Wave Amplitude
Units of Energy
Relation of Energy to Power
Relation of Power to Intensity
Audible Levels of Intensity
Scientific Notation (Powers of Ten)
Expressing Arbitrary Numbers in Scientific Notation
Addition and Subtraction of Arbitrary Numbers in Scientific Notation
Multiplication and Division of Arbitrary Numbers in Scientific Notation
Exercises
Perception of Sound Intensity
The Bel Scale for Sound Intensities
The Decibel Scale for Sound Intensities
Fractional Powers of Ten
Logarithms
Logs of Products and Quotients
Logs of Numbers Between 0 and 1, and Greater than 10
Logs and Negative Numbers
Some Examples Involving Decibels
Intensity Level versus Loudness Level
Negative Decibel Values
The Addition of Intensity and Loudness
Notes on Reference Levels
Exercises
The Ear and the Hearing Mechanism
The Outer Ear
The Middle Ear
The Inner Ear
The Process of Hearing
Exercises
Metric System of Units
Phonetic Symbols Used
Index

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