Principles of Physical Acoustics

  • John M. Eargle


In this chapter we will cover the basic elements of sound generation and propagation in both indoor and outdoor environments. Sound fields and directivity of sound sources will be discussed, along with various wavelength-dependent sound transmission phenomena. The concept of the decibel will be introduced.


Sound Pressure Sine Wave Sound Source Average Absorption Coefficient Mean Free Path 
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