Publisher: Wikibooks 2006
Number of pages: 205
Acoustics is the science that studies sound, in particular its production, transmission, and effects. The applications of acoustics can be broken down into four main categories: Earth Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, and the Arts. This book describes some of the fundamental principles of acoustics.
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by David Lapp - Tufts University
The book covers the physics of waves, sound, music, and musical instruments at a high school physics level. A resource for those teaching or learning waves and sound from the middle school through college, at the mathematical or conceptual level.
by Miller Puckette - World Scientific Publishing Company
This book develops the theory and the practice of synthesizing music using electronic techniques. The ideal reader is anyone who likes electronic music and wants to make electronic music from the ground up: oscillator, sampling, FM, filtering.
by Dave Benson - Cambridge University Press
An introduction to the subject of music and mathematics, which includes physics, psycho-acoustics, biology, and the history of science and digital technology. It covers the structure of the human ear, Fourier analysis, musical instruments, and more.
by J. W. S. Rayleigh - MacMillan
One of the first books in the field of acoustics, written in a very logical manner, many topics are the research results of Lord Rayleigh himself. Any acoustician who wants to understand physical principles should start with Rayleighs work.