Physics and Music

Physics and Music

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This foundational text is written for students who want to go beyond the perceptual stage of music to learn how musical sound is created and perceived. It surveys a wide range of topics related to acoustics, beginning with a brief history of the art and science of music. Succeeding chapters explore the general principles of sound, musical scales, the primary ways in which sound can be generated, the characteristics of instruments, the use of mechanical and electronic recording devices, hi-fi stereophonic and quadraphonic sound, the design of electronic musical instruments, and architectural acoustics. Comprehensive yet accessible, Physics and Music includes over 300 diagrams, photographs, and tables. Each chapter concludes with questions, problems, and projects, in addition to references for further study. 1980 edition.If the frequency is 1000 Hz, find (a) the sound pressure level in decibels, (b) the sound loudness level in phons, (c) the sound intensity in watts/meterz, and (d) the power of the source in watts. 2. ... and laboratory beakers with a powerful audioamplifier has been accomplished.8 This makes an interesting student project. audio oscillator aydio amplifier ... 125 Perception of Lousness FIGURE 10-9 Block diagram of the apparatus for shattering glass vessels with highintensity sound waves.

Title:Physics and Music
Author:Harvey E. White, Donald H. White
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2014-04-15


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