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Pearson Education The Science of Sound, 3rd Edition

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Product Highlights
  • Author: Rossing, Moore and Wheeler
  • Excellent Introduction to Acoustics
  • Exercises and Review Questions
  • Lavish Description

The Science of Sound is a widely recognized textbook in the field. This book provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for students without a strong background in college physics or mathematics. Emphasis is placed on understanding the phenomena of sound, and a wide variety of topics are discussed.

In the Third Edition, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler join Tom Rossing in updating The Science of Sound to include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of acoustics. New exercises and review questions have been added to the end of each chapter to help students study the material.

About the Authors
Thomas D. Rossing completed his B.A. at Luther College in 1950, his M.S. and Ph.D. at Iowa State University in 1954. Currently, he is a professor at Northern Illinois University. Currently, he is a professor at Northern Illinois University. Professor Rossing has published more than 200 papers and ten books.

Richard F. Moore, University of California, San Diego
Paul A. Wheeler, Utah State University

Table of Contents
I. VIBRATIONS, WAVES, AND SOUNDS
1. What is Sound?
2. Vibrating Systems
3. Waves
4. Resonance

II. PERCEPTION AND MEASUREMENT OF SOUND
5. Hearing
6. Sound Pressure, Power, and Loudness
7. Pitch and Timbre
8. Combination Tones and Harmony
9. Musical Scales and Temperament

III. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
10. String Instruments
11. Brass Instruments
12. Woodwind Instruments
13. Percussion Instruments
14. Keyboard Instruments

IV. THE HUMAN VOICE
15. Speech Production
16. Speech Recognition, Analysis, and Synthesis
17. Singing

V. ELECTROACOUSTICS
18. Electronic Circuits
19. Loudspeakers
20. Microphones, Amplifiers, and Tuners
21. Digital Circuits and Techniques
22. Sound Recording

VI. ROOM ACOUSTICS
23. Auditorium Acoustics
24. Electronic Reinforcement of Sound
25. Small Rooms, Home Listening Rooms and Recording Studios

VII. ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC
26. Music Technology and its Origins
27. Analog Electronic Music
28. Digital Audio and Processing
29. Computer Music and Virtual Acoustics

VIII. ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND
30. Noise in the Environment
31. Effects of Noise on People
32. Control of Noise
Subject Audio tutorials
Author Thomas D. Rossing, Richard F. Moore, Paul A. Wheeler
Edition 3rd
Hard/Soft Cover Hard cover
Pages 680 pages
Dimensions 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.6", 24.13 x 18.79 x 4.31cm
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number ISBN-10: 0805385657, ISBN-13: 978-0805385656
Publisher Pearson Education, Addison Wesley
Date Published December 18, 2001
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