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The science of sound

Author: Thomas D Rossing
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1982.
Series: Addison-Wesley series in physics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rossing, Thomas D., 1929-
Science of sound.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1982
(OCoLC)610081534
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D Rossing
ISBN: 0201065053 9780201065053
OCLC Number: 6086819
Description: xvii, 637 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Motion, energy, waves, and other physical principles. Motion, force, and energy --
Vibrating systems --
Waves --
Resonance --
pt. II. Perception and measurement of sound. Hearing --
Sound pressure, power, and loudness --
Pitch and timbre --
Combination tones and harmony --
pt. III. Acoustics of musical instruments. Musical scales and temperament --
String instruments --
Brass instruments --
Woodwind instruments --
Percussion instruments --
Keyboard instruments --
pt. IV. The human voice. Speech production --
Speech recognition, analysis, and synthesis --
Singing --
pt. V. The electrical production of sound. A little about electricity --
Filters, amplifiers, and oscillators --
Microphones and loudspeakers --
The recording and reproduction of sound --
Components for high-fidelity sound --
pt. VI. The acoustics of rooms. Auditorium acoustics --
Electronic reinforcement of sound --
High-fidelity sound-reproducing systems --
pt. VII. Electronic music. Electronic organs and other musical instruments --
Electronic music synthesizers --
Digital computers and digital sound --
Smaller and smaller: microelectronics and sound --
pt. VIII. Environmental noise. Noise in the environment --
The effects of noise on people --
The control of noise --
Measuring instruments.
Series Title: Addison-Wesley series in physics.
Responsibility: Thomas D. Rossing.

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