Springer Handbook of Acoustics

  • Thomas D. Rossing

Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. NONE

    1. Thomas D. Rossing
      Pages 1-7
  3. Propagation of Sound

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-212
    2. Thomas D. Rossing
      Pages 11-27
    3. Alan D. Pierce
      Pages 29-115
    4. Keith Attenborough
      Pages 117-155
    5. William A. Kuperman, Philippe Roux
      Pages 157-212
  4. Physical and Nonlinear Acoustics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-314
    2. Mack A. Breazeale, Michael McPherson
      Pages 215-246
    3. Gregory W. Swift
      Pages 247-263
    4. Werner Lauterborn, Thomas Kurz, Iskander Akhatov
      Pages 265-314
  5. Architectural Acoustics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-442
    2. Anders C. Gade
      Pages 317-366
    3. James Cowan
      Pages 403-442
  6. Hearing and Signal Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-563
    2. Eric D. Young
      Pages 445-473
    3. Brian C.J. Moore
      Pages 475-517
    4. William M. Hartmann, James V. Candy
      Pages 519-563
  7. Music, Speech, Electroacoustics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 565-817
    2. Colin Gough
      Pages 567-701
    3. Björn Lindblom, Johan Sundberg
      Pages 703-746
    4. Perry R. Cook
      Pages 747-778
    5. Mark F. Davis
      Pages 779-817
  8. Biological and Medical Acoustics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 819-937
    2. Neville H. Fletcher
      Pages 821-841
    3. Whitlow W.L. Au, Marc O. Lammers
      Pages 843-875
    4. Kirk W. Beach, Barbrina Dunmire
      Pages 877-937
  9. Structural Acoustics and Noise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 939-1057
    2. Antoine Chaigne
      Pages 941-1000
    3. George C. Maling Jr.
      Pages 1001-1057
  10. Engineering Acoustics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1059-1229
    2. George S.K. Wong
      Pages 1061-1091
    3. Finn Jacobsen
      Pages 1093-1114
    4. Yang-Hann Kim
      Pages 1115-1137
    5. Thomas D. Rossing
      Pages 1165-1177
    6. Rolf Bader
      Pages 1179-1207
    7. Kanji Ono
      Pages 1209-1229
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1231-1286

About this book


Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience, and electronics. The Springer Handbook of Acoustics is also in his 2nd edition an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing. Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents.

This new edition of the Handbook features over 11 revised and expanded chapters, new illustrations, and 2 new chapters covering microphone arrays  and acoustic emission.  Updated chapters contain the latest research and applications in, e.g. sound propagation in the atmosphere, nonlinear acoustics in fluids, building and concert hall acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics, computer music, animal bioacousics, sound intensity, modal acoustics as well as new chapters on microphone arrays and acoustic emission with numerous applications.
These improvements make the handbook even more useful as a reference and a guide for researchers and students in every branch of acoustics

Key Topics

Physical and Engineering Acoustics
Signal Processing in Acoustics
Physiological and Psychological Acoustics
Architectural Acoustics
Medical Acoustics
Ocean Acoustics
Noise Control
Musical Acoustics, Human Speech and Singing
Animal Acoustics
Acoustic emission
Microphone arrays


Contains almost 1000 color illustrations.
Includes over 80 comprehensive tables.
Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations.
Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references.
Parts and chapters with summaries.
Audio and video files on accessible from the contents.


Acoustic Holography acoustic metamaterials bioacoustics building acoustics concert hall acoustics musical acoustics nonlinear acoustics physiological acoustics speech and singing

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas D. Rossing
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Computer Research in Music and AcousticsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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