The Physics of Musical Instruments

Authors: Fletcher, Neville H., Rossing, Thomas

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About this Textbook

When we wrote the first edition of this book, we directed our presenta­ tion to the reader with a compelling interest in musical instruments who has "a reasonable grasp of physics and who is not frightened by a little mathematics." We are delighted to find how many such people there are. The opportunity afforded by the preparation of this second edition has allowed us to bring our discussion up to date by including those new insights that have arisen from the work of many dedicated researchers over the past decade. We have also taken the opportunity to revise our presentation of some aspects of the subject to make it more general and, we hope, more immediately accessible. We have, of course, corrected any errors that have come to our attention, and we express our thanks to those friends who pointed out such defects in the early printings of the first edition. We hope that this book will continue to serve as a guide, both to those undertaking research in the field and to those who simply have a deep interest in the subject. June 1991 N.H.F and T.D.R.

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"Essentially everything you have ever wanted to know about the physics of musical instruments" PHYSICS TODAY
"a rigor, graphical detail, and verbal description." AUDIO

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Free and Forced Vibrations of Simple Systems

    Fletcher, Neville H. (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Continuous Systems in One Dimension: Strings and Bars

    Fletcher, Neville H. (et al.)

    Pages 34-69

  • Two-Dimensional Systems: Membranes, Plates, and Shells

    Fletcher, Neville H. (et al.)

    Pages 70-101

  • Coupled Vibrating Systems

    Fletcher, Neville H. (et al.)

    Pages 102-132

  • Nonlinear Systems

    Fletcher, Neville H. (et al.)

    Pages 133-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of Musical Instruments
Authors
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21603-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-21603-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98374-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3120-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 756
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