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Physics of Sound - 3rd edition

Physics of Sound - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131457898

ISBN10: 0131457896

Physics of Sound by Richard E Berg - ISBN 9780131457898
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Physics of Sound by Richard E Berg - ISBN 9780131457898

ISBN13: 9780131457898

ISBN10: 0131457896

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 3RD 05


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Summary

For courses in Physics of Sound/Music.

Using a hands-on and experimental approach, this book incorporates developments in digital audio technology--including consumer products--into a firm foundation of the physics of sound. Selected topics are interesting to a broad audience, with many applications of sound and waves beyond strictly musical applications. No background in physics, mathematics, or music is required.

New To This Edition

  • Summaries now provided for each chapter--Emphasizes key words that are included in the glossary at the end of the text.
  • Numerous new problems added.
  • Over 30 new figures.
  • New applications presented throughout--Includes applications of simple harmonic motion, of topics in sound, ultrasound, and infrasound updated for modern technology, and applications that use updated electronic analysis equipmen
  • Updated information on musical synthesizers--Illustrates new technology.
  • Updates for recent information on the ear--Includes recent advances in cochlear implant technology.
  • Updates for modern technology, particularly MP3.
  • New discussion of the left-handed piano.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Simple Harmonic Motion and Applications

2. Waves and Sound

3. Standing Waves and the Overtone Series

4. Analysis and Synthesis of Complex Waves

5. Electronic Music and Synthesizers

6. The Human Ear and Voice

7. Sound Recording and Reproduction

8. Room and Auditorium Acoustics

9. Musical Temperament and Pitch

10. Woodwind Instruments

11. Brass Instruments

12. String Instruments

13. The Piano

14. Percussion Instruments

Appendix A: Elementary Music Theory

Appendix B: Terms and Units

Appendix C: Prefixes with Common Units

Glossary of Terms

Index

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