Formulas of Acoustics

Editors: Mechel, F.P. (Ed.)

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About this Reference Work

This collection of formulas has been written by applied scientists and industrial engineers for design professionals and students who work in engineering acoustics. It is subdivided into the most important fields of applied acoustics, each dealing with a well-defined type of problem. It provides easy and rapid access to profound and comprehensive information. In order to keep the text as concise as possible, the derivation of a formula is described only as far as necessary for its understanding. The interested reader can refer to the original source of the result. In addition to formulas, useful principles and computational procedures are given.

About the authors

Professor Dr. F. P. Mechel, born in 1930 in Blickweiler, Germany, studied Applied Physics in Mainz, Heidelberg, and Goettingen. After his doctoral thesis (1959) he worked for many years as a researcher, first in Applied Physics and later in Acoustics. In 1971 he became a professor at Saarland University. At the same time he was head of the R&D department of a major corporation. In 1977 he became the Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart, where he retired in 1990. Since 1990 Professor Mechel has been an active hobby scientist.

F. P. Mechel is author of numerous articles, six books as well as co-author and co-editor of four handbooks on Acoustics.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a collection of formulas for applied scientists and industrial engineers working in the most important subfields of applied acoustics. It permits an easy and rapid access to searched results. … The book is very well written and excellently organized; the size of letters permits an easy reading. … On balance, this is an excellent reference tool, a real ‘instrument de travail’ in acoustics, whose edition will be welcome by the researchers in the field." (Dumitru Stanomir, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1060, 2005)

"This collection of formulas has been written by applied scientists and industrial engineers for design professionals and students who work in engineering acoustics. … It provides easy and rapid access to profound and comprehensive information. … In addition to formulas, useful principles and computational procedures are given." (Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 56 (1), 2003)

From the reviews of the second edition

"In 17 chapters the book cover numerous areas of classical contemporary acoustics … . Each chapter concludes with … extensive reference list. … the book is a ‘must’ for all those working with or in engineering acoustics … ." (Heinrich A. Metzen, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 57 (1), 2009)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Conventions

    Pages 1-3

  • General Linear Fluid Acoustics

    Mechel, Fridolin P.

    Pages 5-58

  • Equivalent Networks

    Mechel, Fridolin P.

    Pages 59-126

  • Reflection of Sound

    Mechel, Fridolin P.

    Pages 127-183

  • Scattering of Sound

    Mechel, Fridolin P.

    Pages 185-285

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Formulas of Acoustics
Editors
  • F.P. Mechel
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eReference ISBN
978-3-540-76833-3
Print ISBN
978-3-540-76832-6
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76834-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 1275
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