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Science of Sound

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ISBN-10: 0805385657

ISBN-13: 9780805385656

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas D. Rossing, Richard F. Moore, Paul A. Wheeler

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The Science of Sound is widely recognized as the leading textbook in the field. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for readers without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. In the Third Edition, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler join Tom Rossing in updating The Science of Sound to include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of acoustics. New exercises and review questions have been added to the end of each chapter to help readers study the material.
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Book details

List price: $159.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 12/18/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 680
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.454
Language: English

Tom Rossing has taught musical acoustics for nearly 50 years, and has been active in research in this area for at least 30 years. In 1992 he was awarded the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America, and his biography is included in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He is also the editor of the 2006 Springer Handbook of Acoustics. In 2009 he was awarded the ASA Gold Medal by the Acoustical Society of America for contributions to musical acoustics, leadership in science education, and service to the Society.

Preface to the Third Edition
Vibrations, Waves, and Sound
What Is Sound?
Vibrating Systems
Waves
Resonance
Perception and Measurement of Sound
Hearing
Sound Pressure, Power, and Loudness
Pitch and Timbre
Combination Tones and Harmony
Musical Scales and Temperament
Musical Instruments
String Instruments
Brass Instruments
Woodwind Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Keyboard Instruments
The Human Voice
Speech Production
Speech Recognition, Analysis, and Synthesis
Singing
Electroacoustics
Electronic Circuits
Loudspeakers
Microphones, Amplifiers, and Tuners
Digital Computers and Techniques
Sound Recording
The Acoustics of Rooms
Auditorium Acoustics
Electronic Reinforcement of Sound
Small Rooms, Home Listening Rooms, and Recording Studios
Electronic Music Technology
Electronic Music Technology and its Origins
Analog Electronic Music
Digital Audio Signal Processing
Computer Music and Virtual Acoustics
Environmental Noise
Noise in the Environment
The Effects of Noise on People
The Control of Noise
Appendix A
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Index