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Book Description

Acoustics: Sound Fields, Transducers and Vibration, Second Edition guides readers through the basics of sound fields, the laws governing sound generation, radiation, and propagation, and general terminology. Specific sections cover microphones (electromagnetic, electrostatic, and ribbon), earphones, and horns, loudspeaker enclosures, baffles and transmission lines, miniature applications (e.g. MEMS microphones and micro speakers in tablets and smart phones), sound in enclosures of all sizes, such as school rooms, offices, auditoriums and living rooms, and fluid-structure interaction. Numerical examples and summary charts are given throughout the text to make the material easily applicable to practical design.

New to this edition:

  • A chapter on electrostatic loudspeakers
  • A chapter on vibrating surfaces (membranes, plates, and shells)

Readers will find this to be a valuable resource for experimenters, acoustical consultants, and to those who anticipate being engineering designers of audio equipment. It will serve as both a text for students in engineering departments and as a valuable reference for practicing engineers.

  • Provides detailed acoustic fundamentals, enabling better understanding of complex design parameters, measurement methods and data
  • Extensive appendices cover frequency-response shapes for loudspeakers, mathematical formulas and conversion factors

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Cover images
  5. Copyright
  6. Preface to the second edition
  7. Preface to the first edition
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter One. Introduction and terminology
  10. Chapter Two. The wave equation and solutions
  11. Chapter Three. Electromechanoacoustical circuits
  12. Chapter Four. Acoustic components
  13. Chapter Five. Microphones
  14. Chapter six. Electrodynamic loudspeakers
  15. Chapter Seven. Loudspeaker systems
  16. Chapter Eight. Cell phone acoustics
  17. Chapter Nine. Horn loudspeakers
  18. Chapter Ten. Sound in enclosures
  19. Chapter Eleven. Room design for loudspeaker listening
  20. Chapter Twelve. Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary value method
  21. Chapter Thirteen. Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary integral method
  22. Chapter Fourteen. Vibroacoustics (membranes, plates, and shells)
  23. Chapter Fifteen. Electrostatic loudspeakers
  24. Appendix I. Frequency response shapes for loudspeakers [1]
  25. Appendix II. Mathematical formulas [1,2]
  26. Appendix III. Answers to problems
  27. Index
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