This book introduces to acoustics. It is mainly written for undergraduate students of science and engineering. This book is based on the U.G.C. curriculum. Some new articles are also included. A few university problems are solved and some questions are also included in this edition.
Sound and its Character • Simple Harmonic Motion • Free, Damped and Forced Vibration • Coupled Vibration • Fourier Analysis • Anharmonic (Asymmetric) Vibration and Combinational Tones • Wave Motion • Reflection, Refraction, Interference, Diffraction, Stationary Wave, Beats, Phase Velocity and Group Velocity, Doppler Effect • Velocity of Acoustic Waves (Longitudinal and Transverse Wave) • Transverse Vibration of Stretched String and Stringed Musical Instruments • Vibration of a Bar • Vibration of Membranes and Plates • Vibration of Air Column • Heat Maintained Sound • Velocity of Sound and its Measurements • Frequency and its Measurement • Intensity and its Measurement • Speech and Hearing • Musical Sound • Microphones and Loud Speakers • Recording of Sound and Reproduction • Shock Waves — Explosive Sound • Ultrasonics • Architectural Acoustics • Electrical Analogy of Acoustic Vibration • Introduction