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The Science of Sound: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Thomas D. Rossing, Richard F. Moore, Paul A.... The Science of Sound: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Thomas D. Rossing, Richard F. Moore, Paul A. Wheeler
R1,490 Discovery Miles 14 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Science of Sound is widely recognized as the leading textbook in the field. It provides an excellent introduction to acoustics for students without college physics or a strong background in mathematics. In the Third Edition, Richard Moore and Paul Wheeler join Tom Rossing in updating The Science of Sound to include a wide range of important technological developments in the field of acoustics. New exercises and review questions have been added to the end of each chapter to help students study the material.

Springer Handbook of Acoustics (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014): F. Dunn Springer Handbook of Acoustics (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014)
F. Dunn; Edited by Thomas Rossing; Edited by (board members) W.M. Hartmann, D. M. Campbell, N.H. Fletcher
R7,587 R6,732 Discovery Miles 67 320 Save R855 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Acoustics, the science of sound, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing the academic disciplines of physics, engineering, psychology, speech, audiology, music, architecture, physiology, neuroscience and others. Here is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting this richly interdisciplinary nature edited by one of the acknowledged masters in the field, Thomas Rossing.

Researchers and students benefit from the comprehensive contents spanning: animal acoustics including infrasound and ultrasound, environmental noise control, music and human speech and singing, physiological and psychological acoustics, architectural acoustics, physical and engineering acoustics, medical acoustics and ocean acoustics.

The Springer Handbook of Acoustics reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography.

This new edition of the Handbook features over 11 revised and expanded chapters, new illustrations andtwo new chapters covering microphone arrays, acoustic metamaterials and acoustic emission. These improvements will make the handbook even more useful as a reference and a guide for researchers and students in every branch of acoustics.

Praise for the first edition:

"This treatise is a successful attempt to cover in one book the diverse field of acoustics, which ranges from physics to music and from formal mathematics to technological applications. ... It is this reviewer's opinion that a handbook like Rossing's, which covers the whole field of acoustics, serves a real purpose because it not only gives one a chance to see how one's specialty is covered but it also permits one to make a quick survey of other acoustical areas." (Leo Beranek, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 77 (12), December, 2009)

"The Springer Handbook of Acoustics falls into that exceptional list. ...every physics department should have a copy available." (John L. Hubisz, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48, March, 2010)

"This handbook is an excellent addition to the acoustics literature. ... The handbook nicely covers both basics and advances in several areas of acoustics. Several chapters provide good mathematical depth, making the handbook useful as a research and technical resource. ... The accompanying CD-ROM provides the entire handbook and a large number of audio and video files, making it easy to use effectively in a classroom. Overall, a very useful educational and research resource. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (M. G. Prasad, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (5), January, 2008)

"This book covers a wide range of topics and the inclusion of musical acoustics, computer and electronic music appeal to me (singer, song-writer, performer and recording studio co-owner). This handbook is probably well suited for an undergraduate-level introduction to an acoustics course. ... Further, there is a CD-ROM containing all the chapters in the handbook. ... The wide range of topics, inclusion of music-related chapters, eye-pleasing presentations and other useful features make this a very good book to have on your shelf." (Tim Casey, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 13 (1), 2008)

"The Springer Handbook of Acoustics comprises 28 chapters written by 33 authors. ... The enclosed CD-ROM is a valuable addition as it contains ... additional material in the form of video and audio files. ... this book has much to recommend it with well presented topics and copious clear illustrations. The Handbook of Acoustics is useful as a source book for anyone who needs or wants to become familiar with the jargon and issues related to a specific subfield of acoustics ... ." (Robert I. Odom, Siam Review, Vol. 50 (3), 2008)

The Springer Handbook of Acoustics reviews the most important areas of acoustics, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, e.g. computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, psychological acoustics, thermoacoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography.

This new edition of the Handbook features over 13 revised and expanded chapters, new illustrations and 3 new chapters covering microphone arrays, acoustic metamaterials and acoustic emission. These improvements will make the handbook even more useful as a reference and a guide for researchers and students in every branch of acoustics."

Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology - With Algorithms in MATLAB (R) (Hardcover): Gary F. Margrave, Michael P. Lamoureux Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology - With Algorithms in MATLAB (R) (Hardcover)
Gary F. Margrave, Michael P. Lamoureux
R1,669 R1,585 Discovery Miles 15 850 Save R84 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploration seismology uses seismic imaging to form detailed images of the Earth's interior, enabling the location of likely petroleum targets. Due to the size of seismic datasets, sophisticated numerical algorithms are required. This book provides a technical guide to the essential algorithms and computational aspects of data processing, covering the theory and methods of seismic imaging. The first part introduces an extensive online library of MATLAB (R) seismic data processing codes maintained by the CREWES project at the University of Calgary. Later chapters then focus on digital signal theory and relevant aspects of wave propagation and seismic modelling, followed by deconvolution and seismic migration methods. Presenting a rigorous explanation of how to construct seismic images, it provides readers with practical tools and codes to pursue research projects and analyses. It is ideal for advanced students and researchers in applied geophysics, and for practicing exploration geoscientists in the oil and gas industry.

Waves: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Mike Goldsmith Waves: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Mike Goldsmith
R221 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R24 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We live in a world of waves. The Earth shakes to its foundations, the seas and oceans tremble incessantly, sounds reverberate through land, sea, and air. Beneath the skin, our brains and bodies are awash with waves of their own, and the Universe is filled by a vast spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, of which visible light is the narrowest sliver. Casting the net even wider, there are mechanical waves, quantum wave phenomena, and the now clearly detected gravitational waves. Look closer and deeper and more kinds of waves appear, down to the most fundamental level of reality. This Very Short Introduction looks at all the main kinds of wave, their sources, effects, and uses. Mike Goldsmith discusses how wave motion results in a range of phenomena, from reflection, diffraction, interference, and polarization in the case of light waves to beats and echoes for sound. All waves, however different, share many of the same features, and, as Goldsmith shows, for all their complexities many of their behaviours are fundamentally simple. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Almost All about Waves (Paperback): John R. Pierce Almost All about Waves (Paperback)
John R. Pierce
R328 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text considers waves the great unifying concept of physics. With minimal mathematics, it emphasizes the behavior common to phenomena such as earthquake waves, ocean waves, sound waves, and mechanical waves. Topics include velocity, vector and complex representation, energy and momentum, coupled modes, polarization, diffraction, and radiation. 1974 edition.

Explorations in Time-Frequency Analysis (Hardcover): Patrick Flandrin Explorations in Time-Frequency Analysis (Hardcover)
Patrick Flandrin
R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authoritative exposition of the methods at the heart of modern non-stationary signal processing from a recognised leader in the field. Offering a global view that favours interpretations and historical perspectives, it explores the basic concepts of time-frequency analysis, and examines the most recent results and developments in the field in the context of existing, lesser-known approaches. Several example waveform families from bioacoustics, mathematics and physics are examined in detail, with the methods for their analysis explained using a wealth of illustrative examples. Methods are discussed in terms of analysis, geometry and statistics. This is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to understand the 'why and how' of important methodological developments in time-frequency analysis, including academics and graduate students in signal processing and applied mathematics, as well as application-oriented scientists.

Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics - Findings and Best Practice Collected During UMRIDA, a... Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics - Findings and Best Practice Collected During UMRIDA, a Collaborative Research Project (2013-2016) Funded by the European Union (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Charles Hirsch, Dirk Wunsch, Jacek Szumbarski, Lukasz Laniewski-Wollk, Jordi Pons-Prats
R5,392 R4,328 Discovery Miles 43 280 Save R1,064 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers cutting-edge findings related to uncertainty quantification and optimization under uncertainties (i.e. robust and reliable optimization), with a special emphasis on aeronautics and turbomachinery, although not limited to these fields. It describes new methods for uncertainty quantification, such as non-intrusive polynomial chaos, collocation methods, perturbation methods, as well as adjoint based and multi-level Monte Carlo methods. It includes methods for characterization of most influential uncertainties, as well as formulations for robust and reliable design optimization. A distinctive element of the book is the unique collection of test cases with prescribed uncertainties, which are representative of the current engineering practice of the industrial consortium partners involved in UMRIDA, a level 1 collaborative project within the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). All developed methods are benchmarked against these industrial challenges. Moreover, the book includes a section dedicated to Best Practice Guidelines for uncertainty quantification and robust design optimization, summarizing the findings obtained by the consortium members within the UMRIDA project. All in all, the book offers a authoritative guide to cutting-edge methodologies for uncertainty management in engineering design, covers a wide range of applications and discusses new ideas for future research and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Vibrations And Waves (Paperback): A.P. French Vibrations And Waves (Paperback)
A.P. French
R1,000 R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Save R188 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Education Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (formerly the Science Teaching Center) was established to study the process of instruction, aids thereto, and the learning process itself, with special reference to science teaching at the university level. Generous support from a number of foundations provided the means for assembling and maintaining an experienced staff to co-operate with members of the Institute's Physics Department in the examination, improvement, and development of physics curriculum materials for students planning careers in the sciences. After careful analysis of objectives and the problems involved, preliminary versions of textbooks were prepared, tested through classroom use at M.I.T. and other institutions, re-evaluated, rewritten, and tried again. Only then were the final manuscripts undertaken.

Acoustics - An Introduction (Hardcover, English): Heinrich Kuttruff Acoustics - An Introduction (Hardcover, English)
Heinrich Kuttruff
R5,365 Discovery Miles 53 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This definitive textbook provides students with a comprehensive introduction to acoustics. Beginning with the basic physical ideas, Acoustics balances the fundamentals with engineering aspects, applications and electroacoustics, also covering music, speech and the properties of human hearing. The concepts of acoustics are exposed and applied in:

  • room acoustics
  • sound insulation in buildings
  • noise control
  • underwater sound and ultrasound.

Scientifically thorough, but with mathematics kept to a minimum, Acoustics is the perfect introduction to acoustics for students at any level of mechanical, electrical or civil engineering courses and an accessible resource for architects, musicians or sound engineers requiring a technical understanding of acoustics and their applications.

Advances in Acoustic Emission Technology - Proceedings of the World Conference on Acoustic Emission-2013 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.):... Advances in Acoustic Emission Technology - Proceedings of the World Conference on Acoustic Emission-2013 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Gongtian Shen, Zhanwen Wu, Junjiao Zhang
R5,915 R5,252 Discovery Miles 52 520 Save R663 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume collects the papers from the 2013 World Conference on Acoustic Emission in Shanghai. The latest research and applications of Acoustic Emission (AE) are explored, with particular emphasis on detecting and processing of AE signals, development of AE instrument and testing standards, AE of materials, engineering structures and systems, including the processing of collected data and analytical techniques as well as experimental case studies.

A First Course in Vibrations and Waves (Paperback): Mohammad Samiullah A First Course in Vibrations and Waves (Paperback)
Mohammad Samiullah
R930 Discovery Miles 9 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The study of vibrations and waves is central to physics and engineering disciplines.This text contains a detailed treatment of vibrations and waves at an introductory level suitable for second and third year students. It builds on first year physics and emphasizes understanding of vibratory motion and waves based on first principles. Since waves appear in almost all branches of physics and engineering, readers will be exposed to many different types of waves; this study aims to draw together their similarities, by examining them in a common language. The book is divided into three parts: Part I contains a preliminary chapter that serves as a review of relevant ideas of mechanics and complex numbers. Part II is devoted to a detailed discussion of vibrations of mechanical systems. This part covers simple harmonic oscillator, coupled oscillators, normal coordinates, beaded string, continuous string, and Fourier series. It concludes with a presentation of stationary solutions of driven finite systems. Part III is concerned with waves, focusing on the discussion of common aspects of all types of waves, and the applications to sound, electromagnetic, and matter waves are illustrated. Finally, relevant examples are provided at the end of the chapters to illustrate the main ideas, and better the reader's understanding.

Sound Intensity (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Frank Fahy Sound Intensity (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Frank Fahy
R3,830 Discovery Miles 38 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The advent of instruments capable of measuring sound intensity, which represents the flow of energy in sound fields, has revolutionised audio-frequency acoustical metrology. Since publication of the first edition, two International Standards for the use of sound intensity for sound source power determination, and one International Standard for sound intensity instrumentation, have also been published. A number of International Standards have also been developed.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203475380

Nonlinear Dispersive Waves - Asymptotic Analysis and Solitons (Paperback): Mark J. Ablowitz Nonlinear Dispersive Waves - Asymptotic Analysis and Solitons (Paperback)
Mark J. Ablowitz
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The field of nonlinear dispersive waves has developed enormously since the work of Stokes, Boussinesq and Korteweg de Vries (KdV) in the nineteenth century. In the 1960s, researchers developed effective asymptotic methods for deriving nonlinear wave equations, such as the KdV equation, governing a broad class of physical phenomena that admit special solutions including those commonly known as solitons. This book describes the underlying approximation techniques and methods for finding solutions to these and other equations. The concepts and methods covered include wave dispersion, asymptotic analysis, perturbation theory, the method of multiple scales, deep and shallow water waves, nonlinear optics including fiber optic communications, mode-locked lasers and dispersion-managed wave phenomena. Most chapters feature exercise sets, making the book suitable for advanced courses or for self-directed learning. Graduate students and researchers will find this an excellent entry to a thriving area at the intersection of applied mathematics, engineering and physical science.

Acoustical Analysis of the Tanpura - Indian Plucked String Instrument (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Asoke Kumar Datta, Ranjan... Acoustical Analysis of the Tanpura - Indian Plucked String Instrument (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Asoke Kumar Datta, Ranjan Sengupta, Kaushik Banerjee, Dipak Ghosh
R3,205 R2,631 Discovery Miles 26 310 Save R574 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses the acoustic signal analysis and spectral dynamics of the tanpura, an Indian plucked string instrument. In addition, it strives to provide a logical and objective explanation of Indian classical musicians' cognitive experience. Issues of relevance in this regard include the rich, mellifluous sound; the undulation of the loudness; the somewhat cyclical variation of the timbre, which is strongly related to these undulations; and the occasional perception of virtual notes to which no strings are tuned. The book analyses the materials used in the tanpura, the instrument's simple structure, the intricacies of the lower bridge, and the theory of string vibration with variable string length. Cognitive experiments to provide the basis for perceptual quality assessment, as well as a methodology for ranking, are described. This is followed by acoustic analyses, both temporal and spectral, for sounds produced by male and female tanpuras, for each individual string and the combined one. An important aspect related to the naturalness of perceived sound, namely the intrinsically associated random perturbations, is also discussed. The apparent irregularities perceived in the acoustic signal produced by the tanpura reveal the importance of examining the signal from the perspective of non-linear analysis, an aspect that is also covered in the book. Given its scope, the book will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of music acoustics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science, as well as musicians and musicologists around the world.

The Physics of Waves (Paperback, New edition): William C. Elmore, Mark Heald The Physics of Waves (Paperback, New edition)
William C. Elmore, Mark Heald
R407 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R47 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique one-volume overview of classical wave theory-ideal as a classroom text or for individual study-covers wave phenomena of acoustics, optics, electromagnetic radiations and more. Topics include fundamentals, Bessel functions, waveguides, elasticity theory, hydrodynamic waves, and special phenomenon of wave diffraction. With problems.

Audio Source Separation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Shoji Makino Audio Source Separation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Shoji Makino
R4,479 R3,576 Discovery Miles 35 760 Save R903 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the fascinating topic of audio source separation based on non-negative matrix factorization, deep neural networks, and sparse component analysis. The first section of the book covers single channel source separation based on non-negative matrix factorization (NMF). After an introduction to the technique, two further chapters describe separation of known sources using non-negative spectrogram factorization, and temporal NMF models. In section two, NMF methods are extended to multi-channel source separation. Section three introduces deep neural network (DNN) techniques, with chapters on multichannel and single channel separation, and a further chapter on DNN based mask estimation for monaural speech separation. In section four, sparse component analysis (SCA) is discussed, with chapters on source separation using audio directional statistics modelling, multi-microphone MMSE-based techniques and diffusion map methods. The book brings together leading researchers to provide tutorial-like and in-depth treatments on major audio source separation topics, with the objective of becoming the definitive source for a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible treatment. This book is written for graduate students and researchers who are interested in audio source separation techniques based on NMF, DNN and SCA.

Physical Approach to Engineering Acoustics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Ronald N. Miles Physical Approach to Engineering Acoustics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Ronald N. Miles
R1,786 R1,621 Discovery Miles 16 210 Save R165 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This textbook presents the fundamentals of engineering acoustics and examines in depth concepts within the domain that apply to reducing noise, measuring noise, and designing microphones and loudspeakers. The book particularly emphasizes the physical principles used in designing miniature microphones. These devices are used in billions of electronic products, most visibly, cell phones and hearing aids, and enable countless other applications. Distinct from earlier books on this topic that take the view of the electrical engineer analyzing mechanical systems using electric circuit analogies. This text uses Newtonian mechanics as a more appropriate paradigm for analyzing these mechanical systems and in so doing provides a more direct method of modeling. Written at a level appropriate for upper-division undergraduate courses, and enhanced with end-of-chapter problems and MatLab routines, the book is ideal as a core text for students interested in engineering acoustics in ME, EE, and physics programs, as well as a reference for engineers and technicians working in the huge global industry of miniature microphone design.

Quantum Limits on Measurement and Control of a Mechanical Oscillator (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Vivishek Sudhir Quantum Limits on Measurement and Control of a Mechanical Oscillator (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Vivishek Sudhir
R2,953 R2,644 Discovery Miles 26 440 Save R309 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This thesis reports on experiments in which the motion of a mechanical oscillator is measured with unprecedented precision. The position fluctuations of the oscillator-a glass nanostring-are measured with an imprecision that is sufficient to resolve its quantum zero-point motion within its thermal decoherence time. The concomitant observation of measurement back-action, in accordance with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, verifies the principles of linear quantum measurements on a macroscopic mechanical object. The record of the measurement is used to perform feedback control so as to suppress both classical thermal motion and quantum measurement back-action. These results verify some of the central and long-standing predictions of quantum measurement theory applied to a macroscopic object. The act of measurement not only perturbs the subject of the measurement-the mechanical oscillator-but also changes the state of the light used to make the measurement. This prediction is verified by demonstrating that the optical field, after having interacted with the mechanical oscillator, contains quantum correlations that render its quadrature fluctuations smaller than those of the vacuum - i.e., the light is squeezed. Lastly, the thesis reports on some of the first feedback control experiments involving macroscopic objects in the quantum regime, together with an exploration of the quantum limit of feedback control. The book offers a pedagogical account of linear measurement theory, its realization via optical interferometry, and contains a detailed guide to precision optical interferometry..

Viscoelastic Waves in Layered Media (Hardcover): Roger D. Borcherdt Viscoelastic Waves in Layered Media (Hardcover)
Roger D. Borcherdt
R2,068 R1,922 Discovery Miles 19 220 Save R146 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a rigorous and self-contained exposition of the mathematical theory and numerical results for wave propagation in layered media with arbitrary amounts of intrinsic absorption. The theory, previously unpublished in book form, provides solutions for fundamental wave-propagation problems in the context of any media with an elastic or anelastic response, while revealing physical characteristics for two- and three-dimensional anelastic body and surface waves. This valuable reference book for researchers in departments of earth science, civil and mechanical engineering, and solid mechanics also serves as a graduate-level textbook that allows fundamental elastic wave propagation to be taught in the broader context of waves in any media with a linear response. It provides fundamental tools for solving problems in acoustics, seismology, geotechnical engineering and exploration geophysics. The numerical examples and problem sets included facilitate understanding by emphasizing important aspects of both theory and numerical results.

Computational Acoustics - Theory and Implementation (Hardcover): David R. Bergman Computational Acoustics - Theory and Implementation (Hardcover)
David R. Bergman
R2,800 R2,510 Discovery Miles 25 100 Save R290 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covers the theory and practice of innovative new approaches to modelling acoustic propagation There are as many types of acoustic phenomena as there are media, from longitudinal pressure waves in a fluid to S and P waves in seismology. This text focuses on the application of computational methods to the fields of linear acoustics. Techniques for solving the linear wave equation in homogeneous medium are explored in depth, as are techniques for modelling wave propagation in inhomogeneous and anisotropic fluid medium from a source and scattering from objects. Written for both students and working engineers, this book features a unique pedagogical approach to acquainting readers with innovative numerical methods for developing computational procedures for solving problems in acoustics and for understanding linear acoustic propagation and scattering. Chapters follow a consistent format, beginning with a presentation of modelling paradigms, followed by descriptions of numerical methods appropriate to each paradigm. Along the way important implementation issues are discussed and examples are provided, as are exercises and references to suggested readings. Classic methods and approaches are explored throughout, along with comments on modern advances and novel modeling approaches. Bridges the gap between theory and implementation, and features examples illustrating the use of the methods described Provides complete derivations and explanations of recent research trends in order to provide readers with a deep understanding of novel techniques and methods Features a systematic presentation appropriate for advanced students as well as working professionals References, suggested reading and fully worked problems are provided throughout An indispensable learning tool/reference that readers will find useful throughout their academic and professional careers, this book is both a supplemental text for graduate students in physics and engineering interested in acoustics and a valuable working resource for engineers in an array of industries, including defense, medicine, architecture, civil engineering, aerospace, biotech, and more.

Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Rolf Bader Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Rolf Bader
R8,846 R6,769 Discovery Miles 67 690 Save R2,077 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique reference book offers a holistic description of the multifaceted field of systematic musicology, which is the study of music, its production and perception, and its cultural, historical and philosophical background. The seven sections reflect the main topics in this interdisciplinary subject. The first two parts discuss musical acoustics and signal processing, comprehensively describing the mathematical and physical fundamentals of musical sound generation and propagation. The complex interplay of physiology and psychology involved in sound and music perception is covered in the following sections, with a particular focus on psychoacoustics and the recently evolved research on embodied music cognition. In addition, a huge variety of technical applications for professional training, music composition and consumer electronics are presented. A section on music ethnology completes this comprehensive handbook. Music theory and philosophy of music are imbedded throughout. Carefully edited and written by internationally respected experts, it is an invaluable reference resource for professionals and graduate students alike.

29th International Symposium  on Shock Waves 1 - Volume 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Riccardo Bonazza, Devesh Ranjan 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves 1 - Volume 1 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Riccardo Bonazza, Devesh Ranjan
R8,067 R5,985 Discovery Miles 59 850 Save R2,082 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This proceedings present the results of the 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW29) which was held in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A., from July 14 to July 19, 2013. It was organized by the Wisconsin Shock Tube Laboratory, which is part of the College of Engineering of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISSW29 focused on the following areas: Blast Waves, Chemically Reactive Flows, Detonation and Combustion, Facilities, Flow Visualization, Hypersonic Flow, Ignition, Impact and Compaction, Industrial Applications, Magnetohydrodynamics, Medical and Biological Applications, Nozzle Flow, Numerical Methods, Plasmas, Propulsion, Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability, Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction, Shock Propagation and Reflection, Shock Vortex Interaction, Shock Waves in Condensed Matter, Shock Waves in Multiphase Flow, as well as Shock Waves in Rarefield Flow. The two Volumes contain the papers presented at the symposium and serve as a reference for the participants of the ISSW 29 and individuals interested in these fields.

Quantum Enhancement of a 4 km Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Detector (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Sheon S. Y. Chua Quantum Enhancement of a 4 km Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Detector (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Sheon S. Y. Chua
R3,256 R2,947 Discovery Miles 29 470 Save R309 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The work in this thesis was a part of the experiment of squeezed light injection into the LIGO interferometer. The work first discusses the detailed design of the squeezed light source which would be used for the experiment. The specific design is the doubly-resonant, traveling-wave bow-tie cavity squeezed light source with a new modified coherent sideband locking technique. The thesis describes the properties affecting the squeezing magnitudes and offers solutions which improve the gain. The first part also includes the detailed modeling of the back-scattering noise of a traveling Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO). In the second part, the thesis discusses the LIGO Squeezed Light Injection Experiment, undertaken to test squeezed light injection into a 4km interferometric gravitational wave detector. The results show the first ever measurement of squeezing enhancement in a full-scale suspended gravitational wave interferometer with Fabry-Perot arms. Further, it showed that the presence of a squeezed-light source added no additional noise in the low frequency band. The result was the best sensitivity achieved by any gravitational wave detector. The thesis is very well organized with the adequate theoretical background including basics of Quantum Optics, Quantum noise pertaining to gravitational wave detectors in various configurations, along with extensive referencing necessary for the experimental set-up. For any non-experimental scientist, this introduction is a very useful and enjoyable reading. The author is the winner of the 2013 GWIC Theses Prize.

Hearing History - A Reader (Paperback): Mark M. Smith Hearing History - A Reader (Paperback)
Mark M. Smith
R846 R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Save R62 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Hearing History" is a long-needed introduction to the basic tenets of what is variously termed historical acoustemology, auditory culture, or aural history. Gathering twenty-one of the field's most important writings, this volume will deepen and broaden our understanding of changing perceptions of sound and hearing and the ongoing education of our senses. The essays stimulate thinking on key questions: What is aural history? Why has vision tended to triumph over hearing in historical accounts? How might we begin to reclaim the sounds of the past?

With theoretical and practical essays on the history of sound and hearing in Europe and the United States, the book draws on historical approaches ranging from empiricism to postmodernism. Some essays show the historian of technology at work, others highlight how military, social, intellectual, and cultural historians have tackled historical acoustemologies. Investigating soundscapes that include a Puritan meetinghouse in colonial New England, the belfries of a French village at the close of the Old Regime, the court hall of Elizabeth I, and a Civil War battlefield, the essays vary just as widely in their topics, which include noise as a marker of social and cultural differences, the privileging of music as the sound of art, the persistence of Aristotelian ideas of sound into the seventeenth century, developments in sound related to medical practice, the advent of sound-recording technology, and noise pollution.

This important new anthology will help us to contextualize the past within the larger rubric of all of the senses and thus free mainstream historical writing from the powerful but blinding focus on vision alone.

Acoustics (Hardcover): Uno Ingard Acoustics (Hardcover)
Uno Ingard
R2,249 Discovery Miles 22 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written By A Noted Authority In The Subject Area, Ingard's Acoustics Is A Comprehensive Study Of The Theory And Practical Application Of Acoustics To Numerous Fields. It May Be Used As A Reference By Scientists And Engineers Or As A Senior-Undergraduate Or Graduate-Level Course. Several Of The Chapters Include Notes And Numerical Results From The Author'S Involvement In Specific Projects, And Contain Hitherto Unpublished Material. Items In This Category Are Aero-Acoustic Instabilities, Flow Interaction With Acoustic Resonators, Sound Propagation In The Atmosphere, Sound Generation By Fans, Aspects Of Nonlinear Acoustics, The Analysis Of An Oscillator With "Dry Friction," And A Discussion Of The Frequency Response Of The Ear.

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