Intended a both a textbook and a reference, Fourier Acoustics develops the theory of sound radiation uniquely from the viewpoint of Fourier Analysis. This powerful perspective of sound radiation provides the reader with a comprehensive and practical understanding which will enable him or her to diagnose and solve sound and vibration problems in the 21st Century. As a result of this perspective, Fourier Acoustics is able to present thoroughly and simply, for the first time in book form, the theory of nearfield acoustical holography, an important technique which has revolutionised the measurement of sound. Relying little on material outside the book, Fourier Acoustics will be invaluable as a graduate level text as well as a reference for researchers in academia and industry.
The physics of wave propogation and sound vibration in homogeneous media
Acoustics, such as radiation of sound, and radiation from vibrating surfaces
Inverse problems, such as the theory of nearfield acoustical holography
Mathematics of specialized functions, such as spherical harmonics
Earl G. Williams
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The subject matter is not cohesively developed. The basic physical acoustic relationship are simply stated without any introductory background. Each section of each chapter are full long winded equations without any intuitive physical explanation. Even the mathematical concept are simply named and not introduced and explained properly. I bought this book with the hope it will show how to develop application of Fourier Transforms to Acoustic problems methodically and logically, but I was disappointed to only see a series formulas only. This is not an even an advanced book.
I am very pleased with this book. A must have for physical acousticians. The book has clear explanations of all the concepts and great pictures.. Love it.
The condition was very good, It was exactly what I expected.
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