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Summary: The Science of Sound is a lavishly illustrated, authoritative text that comprehensively covers the science of sound. Students of acoustics, speech and learning and physics will appreciate this text. Emphasis is placed on understanding the phenomena of sound, and a wide variety of topics are discussed. Physics fundamentals are presented early to allow for a branching out of topics later in the course.Edition/Copyright: 2ND 90
I Motion, Energy, Waves, and 'ther Physical Principles
1 Motion, Force, and Energy
2 Vibrating Systems
II Perception and Measurement of Sound
6 Sound Pressure, Power, and Loudness
7 Pitch and Timbre
8 Combination Tones and Harmony
III Acoustics of Musical Instruments
9 Musical Scales and Temperament
10 String Instruments
11 Brass Instruments
12 Woodwind Instruments
13 Percussion Instruments
14 Keyboard Instruments
IV The Human Voice
15 Speech Production
16 Speech Recognition, Analysis, and Synthesis
V The Electrical Production of Sound
18 A Little About Electricity
19 Filters, Amplifiers, and Oscillators
20 Microphones and Loudspeakers
21 The Recording and Reproduction of Sound
22 Components for High-Fidelity Sound
VI The Acoustics of Rooms
23 Auditorium Acoustics
24 Electronic Reinforcements of Sound
25 High-Fidelity Sound-Reproducing Systems
VII Electronic Music
26 Electronic Organs and other Musical Instruments
27 Electronic Music Synthesizers
28 Digital Techniques for Generating and Recording Sound
29 Digital Computers and Musical Sound
VIII Environmental Noise
30 Noise in the Environment
31 The Effects of Noise on People
32 The Control of Noise
33 Measuring Instruments
Answers to odd-Numbered Problems
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