Pearson EducationBook: The Physics of Sound, 3rd Edition
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The Physics of Sound Uses a hands-on and experimental approach. This book incorporates developments in digital audio technology—including consumer products—into a firm foundation of the physics of sound. Selected topics are interesting to a broad audience, with many applications of sound and waves beyond strictly musical applications. No background in physics, mathematics, or music is required.
New to this edition are: summaries for each chapter, numerous new problems added, new applications presented throughout, updated information on musical synthesizers, as well as updates for recent information on the ear, new discussion of the left-handed piano, and updates for modern technology, particularly MP3.
About the Authors
Professor Richard E. Berg received his B.S. degree in music from Manchester College (Indiana), with emphasis on piano and clarinet, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Michigan State University. After completing his Ph.D. thesis in the area of cyclotron design, be began work on the construction of the cyclotron at the University of Maryland.
David G. Stork is Chief Scientist of Ricoh Innovations Inc., and Consulting Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Stork is an accomplished orchestral and chamber timpanist/percussionist, has performed in major concert halls throughout the United States, and performed on more than a dozen compact disks, including four world premier recordings.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Simple Harmonic Motion and Applications Chapter 2. Waves and Sound Chapter 3. Standing Waves and the Overtone Series Chapter 4. Analysis and Synthesis of Complex Waves Chapter 5. Electronic Music and Synthesizers Chapter 6. The Human Ear and Voice Chapter 7. Sound Recording and Reproduction Chapter 8. Room and Auditorium Acoustics Chapter 9. Musical Temperament and Pitch Chapter 10. Woodwind Instruments Chapter 11. Brass Instruments Chapter 12. String Instruments Chapter 13. The Piano Chapter 14. Percussion Instruments Appendix A: Elementary Music Theory Appendix B: Terms and Units Appendix C: Prefixes with Common Units Glossary of Terms Index