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Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing

Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
8 Jahrgänge | 2000 - 2020


Given the importance of acoustics to modern science, industry, and human welfare Springer presents this series of scientific literature. The series of monographs and reference books is intended to cover all areas of today’s acoustics as an interdisciplinary field.

In the popular mind, the term “acoustics” refers to the properties of a room or other environment – the acoustics of a room are good or the acoustics are bad. But as understood in the professional acoustical societies of the world, such as the highly influential Acoustical Society of America, the concept of acoustics is much broader. Of course, it is concerned with the acoustical properties of concert halls, classrooms, offices, and factories - a topic generally known as architectural acoustics, but it also is concerned with vibrations and waves too high or too low to be audible. Acousticians employ ultrasound in probing the properties of materials, or in medicine for imaging, diagnosis, therapy, and surgery. Acoustics includes infrasound - the wind driven motions of skyscrapers, the vibrations of the earth, and the macroscopic dynamics of the sun. Acoustics studies the interaction of waves with structures, from the detection of submarines in the sea to the buffeting of spacecraft. The scope of acoustics ranges from the electronic recording of rock and roll and the control of noise in our environments to the inhomogeneous distribution of matter in the cosmos. Acoustics extends to the production and reception of speech and to the songs of humans and animals. It is in music, from the generation of sounds by musical instruments to the emotional response of listeners. Along this path, acoustics encounters the complex processing in the auditory nervous system, its anatomy, genetics, and physiology – perception and behavior of living things. Acoustics is a practical science, and modern acoustics is so tightly coupled to digital signal processing that the two fields have become inseparable. Signal processing is not only an indispensable tool for synthesis and analysis, it informs many of our most fundamental models for how acoustical communication systems work.
We expect that scientists, engineers, and graduate students will find the books in Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing useful in their research, teaching and studies.

Alle Bücher der Reihe Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing

2020 | Buch

The Technology of Binaural Understanding

This book offers a computational framework for modeling active exploratory listening that assigns meaning to auditory scenes. Understanding auditory perception and cognitive processes involved with our interaction with the world are of high …

2019 | Buch

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing

Modeling, Detection, and Estimation

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the detection and processing of signals in underwater acoustics. Background material on active and passive sonar systems, underwater acoustics, and statistical signal processing makes the book a …

2016 | Buch

Listening in the Ocean

This title brings to light the discoveries and insights into the lives of many marine species made possible over the last decade by passive acoustic recorders (PAR). Pop-ups, ARF, HARP, EAR, Bprobe, C-POD Atag, and Dtag are the acronyms of some of …

2015 | Buch

The Helmholtz Equation Least Squares Method

For Reconstructing and Predicting Acoustic Radiation

This book represents the HELS (Helmholtz equation least squares) theory and its applications for visualizing acoustic radiation from an arbitrarily shaped vibrating structure in free or confined space. It culminates the most updated research work

2013 | Buch

Vowel Inherent Spectral Change

It has been traditional in phonetic research to characterize monophthongs using a set of static formant frequencies, i.e., formant frequencies taken from a single time-point in the vowel or averaged over the time-course of the vowel. However, over

2013 | Buch

The Technology of Binaural Listening

This book reports on the application of advanced models of the human binaural hearing system in modern technology, among others, in the following areas: binaural analysis of aural scenes, binaural de-reverberation, binaural quality assessment of aud

2009 | Buch

Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering in the Heterogeneous Earth

Seismic waves – generated both by natural earthquakes and by man-made sources – have produced an enormous amount of information about the Earth's interior. In classical seismology, the Earth is modeled as a sequence of uniform horizontal layers (o

2000 | Buch

Active Noise Control Primer

Active noise control - the reduction of noise by generating an acoustic signal that actively interferes with the noise - has become an active area of basic research and engineering applications. The aim of this book is to present all of the basic …