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Springer Handbook of Acoustics

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Rossing, Thomas (Ed.)

2nd ed. 2014, Approx. 1480 p.

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  • This Springer Handbook reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research
  • The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields
  • Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables
  • Covers the interdisciplinary field of acoustics in a single volume, both fundamental and applied
  • Available both in print and as an e-book
  • Supplemental audio and video files are available online and on a DVD accompanying the print edition
  • Includes four new chapters covering subjects including metamaterials and acoustic emission

Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience, and electronics. The Springer Handbook of Acoustics is also in his 2nd edition an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing. Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents.

This new edition of the Handbook features over 11 revised and expanded chapters, new illustrations, and 2 new chapters covering microphone arrays  and acoustic emission.  Updated chapters contain the latest research and applications in, e.g. sound propagation in the atmosphere, nonlinear acoustics in fluids, building and concert hall acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics, computer music, animal bioacousics, sound intensity, modal acoustics as well as new chapters on microphone arrays and acoustic emission with numerous applications.
These improvements make the handbook even more useful as a reference and a guide for researchers and students in every branch of acoustics

Key Topics

Physical and Engineering Acoustics
Signal Processing in Acoustics
Physiological and Psychological Acoustics
Architectural Acoustics
Medical Acoustics
Ocean Acoustics
Noise Control
Musical Acoustics, Human Speech and Singing
Animal Acoustics
Acoustic emission
Microphone arrays


Contains almost 1000 color illustrations.
Includes over 80 comprehensive tables.
Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations.
Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references.
Parts and chapters with summaries.
Audio and video files on extras.springer.com accessible from the contents.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Acoustic Holography - acoustic metamaterials - bioacoustics - building acoustics - concert hall acoustics - musical acoustics - nonlinear acoustics - physiological acoustics - speech and singing

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Classical Continuum Physics - Optics & Lasers - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

Chap.  1 Introduction to Acoustics (Thomas D. Rossing)
Part A Propagation of Sound 
Chap.  2 A Brief History of Acoustics (Thomas D. Rossing)
Chap.  3 Basic Linear Acoustics (Alan D. Pierce)
Chap.  4 Sound Propagation in the Atmosphere ( Keith Attenborough)
Chap.  5 Underwater Acoustics (William A. Kuperman, Philippe Roux)
Part B Physical and Nonlinear Acoustics 
Chap.  6 Physical Acoustics (Mack A. Breazeale +, Michael McPherson)
Chap.  7 Thermoacoustics (Gregory W. Swift)
Chap.  8 Nonlinear Acoustics in Fluids (Werner Lauterborn, Thomas Kurz, Iskander Akhatov)
Part C Architectural Acoustics 
Chap.  9 Acoustics in Halls for Speech and Music (Anders C. Gade)
Chap.  10 Concert Hall Acoustics Based on Subjective Preference Theory (Yoichi Ando)
Chap.  11 Building Acoustics (James Cowan)
Part D Hearing and Signal Processing 
Chap.  12 Physiological Acoustics (Eric D. Young)
Chap.  13 Psychoacoustics (Brian C.J. Moore)
Chap.  14 Signal Processing (William M. Hartmann, James V. Candy)
Part E Music, Speech, Electroacoustics 
Chap.  15  Musical Acoustics (Colin Gough)
Chap.  16 The Human Voice in Speech and Singing (Björn Lindblom, Johan Sundberg)
Chap.  17 Computer Music (Perry R. Cook)
Chap.  18 Audio and Electroacoustics (Mark F. Davis)
Part F Biological and Medical Acoustics 
Chap.  19 Animal Bioacoustics (Neville H. Fletcher)
Chap.  20 Cetacean Acoustics (Whitlow W.L. Au, Marc O. Lammers)
Chap.  21 Medical Acoustics (Kirk W. Beach, Barbrina Dunmire)
Part G Structural Acoustics and Noise 
Chap.  22 Structural Acoustics and Vibrations (Antoine Chaigne)
Chap.  23 Noise (George C. Maling, Jr.)
Part H Engineering Acoustics 
Chap.  24 Microphones and Their Calibration (George S.K. Wong)
Chap.  25 Sound Intensity (Finn Jacobsen)
Chap.  26 Acoustic Holography (Yang-Hann Kim)
Chap.  27 Optical Methods for Acoustics and Vibration Measurements (Nils-Erik Molin)
Chap.  28 Modal Analysis (Thomas D. Rossing)
Chap.  29 Microphone Arrays (Rolf Bader)
Chap.  30 Acoustic Emission (Kanji Ono)

Acknowledgements.- About the Authors.- Subject Index.

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