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Fundamentals of Acoustics / Edition 4

Fundamentals of Acoustics / Edition 4

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The classic acoustics reference! This widely-used book offers a clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. The authors analyze the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471847892
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/30/1999
Edition description: REV
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lawrence E. Kinsler and Austin R. Frey are the authors of Fundamentals of Acoustics, 4th Edition, published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Vibration.

Transverse Motion: The Vibrating String.

Vibrations of Bars.

The Two-Dimensional Wave Equation: Vibrations of Membranes and Plates.

The Acoustic Wave Equation and Simple Solutions.

Reflection and Transmission.

Radiation and Reception of Acoustic Waves.

Absorption and Attenuation of Sound.

Cavities and Waveguides.

Pipes, Resonators, and Filters.

Noise, Signal Detection, Hearing, and Speech.

Architectural Acoustics.

Environmental Acoustics.


Underwater Acoustics.

Selected Nonlinear Acoustic Effects.

Shock Waves and Explosions.


Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems.


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