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Specific sections cover microphones electromagnetic, electrostatic, and ribbon , earphones, and horns, loudspeaker enclosures, baffles and transmission lines, miniature applications e.
MEMS microphones and micro speakers in tablets and smart phones , sound in enclosures of all sizes, such as school rooms, offices, auditoriums and living rooms, and fluid-structure interaction.
Numerical examples and summary charts are given throughout the text to make the material easily applicable to practical design. New to this edition: A chapter on electrostatic loudspeakers A chapter on vibrating surfaces membranes, plates, and shells Readers will find this to be a valuable resource for experimenters, acoustical consultants, and to those who anticipate being engineering designers of audio equipment.
It will serve as both a text for students in engineering departments and as a valuable reference for practicing engineers. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Table of contents 1.
Introduction and terminology 2. The wave equation and solutions 3. Electro-mechano-acoustical circuits 4. Acoustic components 5. Microphones 6. Electrodynamic loudspeakers 7. Loudspeaker systems 8. Cellphone acoustics 9. Horn loudspeakers Sound in enclosures Room design for loudspeaker listening Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary Radiation and scattering of sound by the boundary integral method Vibro-acoustics membranes, plates and shells Electrostatic loudspeakers show more.
Leo Beranek was an acoustical design consultant. Recent work includes several concert halls in Japan. He has published 13 books. In , he co-founded Mellow Acoustics Ltd with Philip Trevelyan to both provide an acoustical consultancy service and to develop high-end audio products.
Tim takes a keen interest in music and plays the piano in his spare time. He has published many articles on audio and acoustics over the years, including 11 papers in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, mainly with Leo Karkkainen as co-author.
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Leo Beranek, Acoustics Designer and Internet Pioneer, Dies at 102
Leo L. Beranek, an engineer whose company designed the acoustics for the United Nations and concert halls at Lincoln Center and Tanglewood, then built the direct precursor to the internet under contract to the Defense Department, died on Oct. He was Beranek taught acoustic engineering at Harvard and M.
He authored Acoustics , considered a classic textbook in this field, and its updated and extended version published in under the title Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers. He was also an expert in the design and evaluation of concert halls and opera houses , and authored the classic textbook Music, Acoustics, and Architecture , revised and extended in under the title Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture. Beranek was born in in Solon, Iowa. His father Edward Fred Beranek was a farmer whose ancestors came from Bohemia in what is now the Czech Republic and his mother Beatrice Stahle, previously a schoolteacher, had become a farmwife. Beranek first started school in a one-room schoolhouse in Tipton, Iowa.
Acoustics: Sound Fields, Transducers and Vibration