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Acoustics and Psychoacoustics - 2nd edition

by David M. Howard and J. A. S. Angus

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (ISBN10: 0240516095; ISBN13: 9780240516097)
ISBN13: 978-0240516097
ISBN10: 0240516095

Summary: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of acoustics, including the principles of human perception of sound, sometimes called psychoacoustics. A broad-ranging introduction to acoustics and psychoacoustics Assumes no prior knowledge of the subject Now provides extended references Supporting website features exam questions and links to online sources Acoustics and Psychoacoustics is ideal for students of music technology, sound recordi ...show moreng, traditional music and acoustics, as well as engineers studying audio, multimedia and communications systems. Anyone who wants a practical understanding of how real musical sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces, will find this an accessible and interesting read. Subjects featured include: * Principles of sound * Human hearing and psychoacoustics * Musical timbre, pitch and loudness perception * Sound generation in musical instruments * Sound in different environments (architectural acoustics) * Processing sound electronically The book's second edition provides new material on wave motion, brass and woodwind instruments, forward and backward masking, an introduction to coding, and diffusion. Additional references and marginal notes explaining basic terms are provided to aid understanding. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Focal Press, Inc.
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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