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Physics of Sound, The, 3rd edition

  • Richard E Berg
  • David G Stork

Published by Pearson (August 17th 2004) - Copyright © 2005

3rd edition

Physics of Sound, The

ISBN-13: 9780131457898

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Overview

This book incorporates the developments in digital audio technology, including consumer products, into a firm foundation of the physics of sound. No knowledge of physics, mathematics, or music is required. KEY TOPICS: Includes updated information on musical synthesizers. Provides recent information on the ear, including new advances in cochlear implant technology. Updates material for modern technology, particularly MP3. Features abundant examples, including discussion of demonstration experiments. Includes historical discussion of musical temperaments and instruments. Offers videotapes of musical demonstrations on topics discussed in the book, available from author. MARKET: A useful reference for musicians or anyone interested in learning more about the physics of music.

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Summary, Questions, Problems, and References.)

 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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