Introduction 1. Fundamentals of Sound 2. Sound Levels and the Decibel 3. Sound in the Free Field 4. The Perception of Sound 5. Signals, Speech, Music, and Noise 6. Reflection 7. Diffraction 8. Refraction 9. Diffusion 10. Comb-Filter Effects 11. Reverberation 12. Absorption 13. Modal Resonances 14. Schroeder Diffusers 15. Adjustable Acoustics 16. Control of Interfering Noise 17. Noise Control in Ventilating System 18. Acoustic Design of Home Listening Rooms 19. Acoustics of Small Recording Studios 20. Personal Project D.J. Studio 21. Acoustics of Control Rooms 22. Acoustics of Audio/Video Rooms 23. Acoustics of Large Halls 24. Room Acoustics Measurement Software 25. Room Auralization Bibliography Appendix Glossary Index
Ken C. Pohlmann is Professor and Chairman of the Music Engineering program at the University of Miami at Coral Gables, FL. He is also the President of Hammer Laboratories. He has written over 800 articles on audio topics, speaks all over the world, and received the Audio Engineering Societys Fellowship Award for his work. F. Alton Everest is a legend in the world of sound. The creator of numerous technical innovations, and the author of scores of books and scholarly papers, he has been a leader in television engineering, sound recording, motion pictures, radio, and multimedia. A co-founder and director of the Science Film Production division of the Moody Institute of Science, he was also a section chief of the Subsea Sound Research section of the University of California. An educator who has taught at several leading institutions, he has consulted on acoustics to numerous industries for nearly 30 years. Having touched many of the technical highlights of the 20th century, he celebrated his 90th birthday in 1999. He and his wife live in Santa Barbara, California.