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Editors: Benjamin N. Weiss
Book Description:
Acoustics is the science concerned with the production, control, transmission, reception, and effects of sound. Its origins began with the study of mechanical vibrations and the radiation of these vibrations through mechanical waves, and still continue today. Research was done to look into the many aspects of the fundamental physical processes involved in waves and sound and into possible applications of these processes in modern life. The study of sound waves also leads to physical principles that can be applied to the study of all waves.
The broad scope of acoustics as an area of interest and endeavor can be ascribed to a variety of reasons. First, there is the ubiquitous nature of mechanical radiation, generated by natural causes and by human activity. Then, there is the existence of the sensation of hearing, of the human vocal ability, of communication via sound, along with the variety of psychological influences sound has on those who hear it. Such areas as speech, music, sound recording and reproduction, telephony, sound reinforcement, audiology, architectural acoustics, and noise control have strong association with the sensation of hearing. That sound is a means of transmitting information, irrespective of our natural ability to hear, is also a significant factor, especially in underwater acoustics. A variety of applications, in basic research and in technology, exploit the fact that the transmission of sound is affected by, and consequently gives information concerning, the medium through which it passes and intervening bodies and inhomogeneities. The physical effects of sound on substances and bodies with which it interacts present other areas of concern and of technical application.
This new book presents recent and important research in the field.

Table of Contents:

Short Communication

Experimental Acoustical Thermotomography of Model Object; pp. 3-20
(Andrej A. Anosov, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of RAS, Russia, Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Russia, Alexander S. Kazanskij, Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of RAS, Russia, Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automatics, Russiaa, Anton S. Sharakshane, Institute of Biochemical Physics of RAS, Russia)

Generalized Variational Principle for Dissipative Hydrodynamics and its Application for Biot's Equations for Multicomponent, Multiphase Media with Temperature Gradient on the Basis of Generalized Variational Principle; pp. 21-61
(G.A. Maximov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Using the Different Types of Wavelet Transform for Analyzing Acoustic Fields and Signals in Elastic Media; pp. 65-109
(Dmitry V. Perov, Anatoly B. Rinkevich, Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Chapter 2 - Measurement of Parameters of the Acoustic Antenna Arising at Braking and Stopping of the Proton Beam in Water and Research of Characteristics of Created Field; pp. 111-140
(V.B.Bychkov, State Centre of Science the All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Physicotechnical and Radio Engineering Measurements, Moscow, V.S. Demidov, E.V. Demidova, State Centre of Science Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow)

Chapter 3 - Transfer Effects on Auditory Skills from Playing Virtual Three-dimensional Auditory Display Games; pp. 141-157
(Akio Honda, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities,
Iwaki Meisei University, Japan, Hiroshi Shibata, Souta Hidaka, Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Japan, et al.)

Chapter 4 - Recent Studies of Car Disc Brake Squeal; pp. 159-196
(Abd Rahim Abu-Bakar, Department of Aeronautics and Automotive, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Huajiang Ouyang, Department of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK)

Chapter 5 - Dynamic Properties of Railway Track and Its Components: A State-of-the-Art Review; pp. 197-220
(Sakdirat Kaewunruen, School of Civil, Mining, and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Wollongong, Australia, Austrak Pty Ltd, Moorooka, Brisbane, Australia, Alex M. Remennikov, School of Civil, Mining, and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Wollongong, Australia)

Chapter 6 - Acoustic Evolution of Ancient Theatres and Effects of Scenery; pp. 221-242
(K. Chourmouziadou, J. Kang, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK)

Chapter 7 - Hybrid Passive-active Absorption of Wideband Noise;
pp. 243-283
(Pedro Cobo, María Cuesta, Instituto de Acústica, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 8 - Penguins and Otariids as Models for the Study of Individual Vocal Recognition in the Noisy Environment of a Colony; pp. 285-298
(Thierry Aubin, Isabelle Charrier, Hélène Courvoisier, Fanny Rybak, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)

Chapter 9 - Engineering Solutions using Acoustic Spectral Finite Element Methods; pp. 299-316
(Andrew T. Peplow, Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research, Dept. of Aeronautics & Vehicle Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden)

Chapter 10 - Research on the Cracked Plate’s Structure-borne Intensity Fields Using Solid Finite Elements; pp. 317-341
(Xiang Zhu, TianYun Li, Yao Zhao, Jing Xi Liu, Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)

Chapter 11 - Ultrasound Safety Indices in Clinical Obstetrics: A Critical Review of their Values and End-users Familiarity;
pp. 343-357
(Eyal Sheiner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Ilana Shoham-Vardi, Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Jacques S. Abramowicz, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-403-7
   Status: AV
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