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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 others. The Springer Handbook of Acoustics is 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 spanning: animal acoustics including infrasound and ultrasound, environmental noise control, music and human speech and singing, physiological and psychological acoustics, architectural acoustics, physical and engineering acoustics, signal processing, medical acoustics, and ocean acoustics. This handbook reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography.
With a Foreword by Manfred R. Schroeder
- Physical and Engineering Acoustics
- Signal Processing in Acoustics
- Physiological and Psychological Acoustics
- Architectural Acoustics
- Medical Acoustics
- Ocean Acoustics
- Environmental Noise Control
Musical Acoustics, Human Speech and Singing
- Animal Acoustics (Infrasound and Ultrasound)
- Contains over 960 two-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, detailed index and fully searchable CD-ROM guarantee quick access to data and links to other sources.
Audio and video files on CD-ROM.