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Fundamentals of Acoustics, 4th Edition

Fundamentals of Acoustics, 4th Edition

Lawrence E. Kinsler, Austin R. Frey, Alan B. Coppens, James V. Sanders

ISBN: 978-0-471-84789-2 December 1999 560 Pages

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This text is designed for a one semester junior/senior/graduate level course in acoustics. It presents the physical and mathematical concepts related to the generation, transmission and reception of acoustic waves, covering the basic physics foundations as well as the engineering aspects of the discipline. This revision keeps the same strong pedagogical tradition as the previous editions by this well known author team.

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  1. Fundamentals of Vibration
  2. Transverese Motion - The Vibrating String
  3. Vibrations of Bars
  4. The Two-Dimensional Wave Equation:Vibrations of Membrands and Plates
  5. The Acoustic Wave Equation and Simple Solutions
  6. Reflection and Transmission
  7. Radiation and Reception of Acoustic Waves
  8. Absorption and Attenuation of Sound
  9. Cavities and Waveguides
  10. Pipes, Resonators and Filters
  11. Noise, Signal Detection, Hearing and Speech
  12. Architectural Acoustics
  13. Environmental Acoustics
  14. Transduction
  15. Underwater Acoustics
  16. Selected Nonlinear Acoustic Effects
  17. Schock Waves and Explosions
  • In this edition, the chapters have been reorganized to provide a smoother transition to the more challenging concepts.
  • Two new chapters have been added which illustrate how the principles of acoustics can be applied to nonlinear effects.
  • The number of homework problems has been increased to over 700, providing greater opportunity for practice of conceptual understanding.
  • Expanded appendices now provide more information on physical constants, elementary transcendental functions, elements of thermodynamics and elasticity and viscosity.
  • Asterisks in the table of contents indicate optional sections that can be omitted if time is short. The first seven chapters of the text may be used separately to form a shorter course, providing for flexibility of instruction.