Suitable for both individual and group learning, "Engineering Acoustics" focuses on basic concepts and methods to make our environments quieter, both in buildings and in the open air. The author's tutorial style derives from the conviction that understanding is enhanced when the necessity behind the particular teaching approach is made clear. He also combines mathematical derivations and formulas with extensive explanations and examples to deepen comprehension. Fundamental chapters on the physics and perception of sound precede those on noise reduction (elastic isolation) methods. The last chapter deals with microphones and loudspeakers. Assuming basic mathematical skills including integral calculus, the book offers a short introduction on the use of complex amplitudes in acoustics. Moeser includes major discoveries by Lothar Cremer, including the optimum impedance for mufflers and the coincidence effect behind structural acoustic transmission. 'A readable and excellent text! Unique in several ways! Provides an excellent coverage of acoustic fundamentals! The book is excellent in dealing with noise control in interior spaces! Excecllent book in the areas covered and it should be on the bookshelf of every noise control engineer' - J. Acoust. Soc. Am.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG