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Introduction to sound : acoustics for the hearing and speech sciences

Author: Charles E Speaks
Publisher: San Diego : Singular Pub. Group, ©1999.
Series: Singular textbook series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A textbook for an undergraduate course, but also of possible interest to readers other than students of the speech-hearing sciences. Readers without a solid background in physics and mathematics will  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Speaks, Charles E.
Introduction to sound.
San Diego : Singular Pub. Group, ©1999
(OCoLC)988860795
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Speaks
ISBN: 1565939794 9781565939790
OCLC Number: 39624968
Description: xiii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Nature of sound waves --
Properties of the transmitting medium --
Properties of the sound source --
Sound source acting on a medium --
Fundamental physical quantities --
Derived physical quantities --
Vibratory motion of a spring-mass system --
Pendulum: an example of slow-motion vibration --
Proportionality --
Sound wave propagation --
Types of wave motion --
Sound waves --
Transfer of energy --
Notes --
Frequently misunderstood concepts --
Simple harmonic motion --
Waveform --
Concept of simple harmonic motion --
Dimensions of the sine wave --
Damping --
Acoustic impedance --
Summary --
Notes --
Frequently misunderstood concepts --
Logarithms and antilogarithms --
Concept of logarithms and antilogarithms --
Scales of measurement --
More on exponents --
Antilogs and logs --
Procedures for solving log and antilog problems --
Notes --
Sound intensity and sound pressure: the decibel --
Absolute and relative measures of acoustic power --
Sound intensity --
Decibel --
Sound pressure --
Relation between dB IL and dB SPL --
Units of measure for pressure --
Conversion from one reference to another --
Combining sound intensities from independent sources --
Summary of decibels for sound intensity and sound pressure --
Notes --
Frequently misunderstood concepts --
Complex waves --
Fourier's theorem --
Periodic waves --
Aperiodic waves --
Waveform and spectrum --
Examples of complex sound waves --
Measures of sound pressure for complex waves --
Signal-to-noise ratio in dB --
Notes --
Frequently misunderstood concepts --
Resonance and filtering --
Resonance --
Resonance and filter curves --
Acoustic impedance and resonance --
Frequency-selective systems: filters --
Parameters of a filter (system transfer function) --
Idealized versus realized filters --
Types of filters --
Specification of level at the output of filters --
Another look at selected types of noise --
Notes --
Frequently misunderstood concepts --
Distortion --
Frequency distortion --
Transient distortion --
Amplitude distortion --
Sound transmission --
Attenuation of sound intensity over distance --
Reflection --
Refraction --
Diffraction --
Absorption --
Other phenomena in sound transmission --
Closing comment --
Frequently misunderstood concepts.
Series Title: Singular textbook series.
Responsibility: Charles E. Speaks.

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Acknowledgments. The Nature of Sound Waves. Simple Harmonic Motion. Logarithms and Antilogarithms. Sound Intensity and Sound Pressure: The Decibel. Complex Waves. Resonance and Filtering. Distortion. Read more...

 
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