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Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers

Book2012

Authors:

Leo L. Beranek and Tim J. Mellow

Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers

Book2012

 

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    Chapter 1 - Introduction and terminology

    Pages 1-19

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    Chapter 2 - The wave equation and solutions

    Pages 21-63

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    Chapter 3 - Electro-mechano-acoustical circuits

    Pages 65-118

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    Chapter 4 - Acoustic components

    Pages 119-198

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    Chapter 5 - Microphones

    Pages 199-240

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    Chapter 6 - Electrodynamic loudspeakers

    Pages 241-288

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    Chapter 7 - Loudspeaker systems

    Pages 289-389

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    Chapter 8 - Cellphone acoustics

    Pages 391-406

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    Chapter 9 - Horn loudspeakers

    Pages 407-448

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    Chapter 10 - Sound in enclosures

    Pages 449-479

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    Chapter 11 - Room design for loudspeaker listening

    Pages 481-485

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    Chapter 12 - Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary value method

    Pages 487-533

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    Chapter 13 - Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary integral method

    Pages 535-631

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    Chapter 14 - State variable analysis of circuits

    Pages 633-670

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    Appendix I - Frequency-response shapes for loudspeakers

    Pages 671-674

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    Appendix II - Mathematical formulas ,

    Pages 675-689

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    Appendix III - Conversion factors

    Pages 691-695

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    Index

    Pages 697-704

About the book

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Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a thoroughly updated version of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book that retains and expands on the original's detailed acoustical fundamentals while adding practical formulas and simulation methods.

Serving both as a text for students in engineering departments and as a reference for practicing engineers, this book focuses on electroacoustics, analyzing the behavior of transducers with the aid of electro-mechano-acoustical circuits. Assuming knowledge of electrical circuit theory, it starts by guiding readers through the basics of sound fields, the laws governing sound generation, radiation, and propagation, and general terminology. It then moves on to examine:

  • Microphones (electrostatic and electromagnetic), electrodynamic loudspeakers, earphones, and horns
  • Loudspeaker enclosures, baffles, and waveguides
  • Miniature applications (e.g., MEMS in I-Pods and cellphones)
  • Sound in enclosures of all sizes, such as school rooms, offices, auditoriums, and living rooms

Numerical examples and summary charts are given throughout the text to make the material easily applicable to practical design. It is a valuable resource for experimenters, acoustical consultants, and to those who anticipate being engineering designers of audio equipment.

Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers is a thoroughly updated version of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book that retains and expands on the original's detailed acoustical fundamentals while adding practical formulas and simulation methods.

Serving both as a text for students in engineering departments and as a reference for practicing engineers, this book focuses on electroacoustics, analyzing the behavior of transducers with the aid of electro-mechano-acoustical circuits. Assuming knowledge of electrical circuit theory, it starts by guiding readers through the basics of sound fields, the laws governing sound generation, radiation, and propagation, and general terminology. It then moves on to examine:

  • Microphones (electrostatic and electromagnetic), electrodynamic loudspeakers, earphones, and horns
  • Loudspeaker enclosures, baffles, and waveguides
  • Miniature applications (e.g., MEMS in I-Pods and cellphones)
  • Sound in enclosures of all sizes, such as school rooms, offices, auditoriums, and living rooms

Numerical examples and summary charts are given throughout the text to make the material easily applicable to practical design. It is a valuable resource for experimenters, acoustical consultants, and to those who anticipate being engineering designers of audio equipment.

Key Features

  • An update for the digital age of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book Acoustics
  • 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
  • An update for the digital age of Leo Beranek's classic 1954 book Acoustics
  • 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

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-391421-7

Language

English

Published

2012

Copyright

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Leo L. Beranek

Tim J. Mellow