Publisher: Wikibooks 2012
Acoustics is the science that studies sound, in particular its production, transmission, and effects. The articles in this Wikibook describe the fundamentals of acoustics and some of the major applications which are dependent upon the nature of the sound that is to be produced, transmitted or controlled.
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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.
by Stephen Kirkup - Integrated Sound Software
The book is an introduction to the boundary element method (BEM) and its application to acoustic problems. Software implementing the methods is available. Examples of realistic application illustrate the potential of the BEM in acoustic simulation.
by E. T. Jaynes - Washington University
The main purpose of this book is to explain certain physical considerations useful not only to a beginner learning how to play a musical instrument, but also to an accomplished musician trying to gain full technical mastery of an instrument.
by Horace Lamb - E. Arnold
The present treatise is devoted mainly to the dynamical aspect of sound. It is accordingly to a great extent mathematical, but the author tried to restrict himself to methods and processes which shall be as simple and direct as is possible.