Fundamentals of Acoustics

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The classic acoustics reference! This widely-used book offers a clear treatment of the fundamental principles underlying the generation, transmission, and reception of acoustic waves and their application to numerous fields. The authors analyze the various types of vibration of solid bodies and the propagation of sound waves through fluid media.

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Przemyslaw K

Nov 7, 2013

Good Book

Very theoretical, but a great supplement or book to go along with a fundamentals of acoustics class.

PhysicsStudent

Aug 24, 2007

Edition makes the difference!

The more recent the edition, the more mathematical and sophisticated the material becomes, reflecting more modern approaches to the subject. 1st and 2nd edition are good for the casual and curious inquiry, the 3rd and beyond editions (after Kinsler's death) begin the heavier topics. Also, the 3rd edition omits ultrasonic and sonar transducers, but updates absorption, underwater and architetural acoustics, and adds an environmental acoustics chapter. Any interested person can understand the main concepts and pick up the advanced topics as their comprehension increases. Well worth the investment.

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