CHAPTER 3.2 Principles of Acoustics and Noise Control for Broadcast Applications

HOWARD K. PELTON, TED N. CARNES, AND GARY L. MCAULIFFE*

Pelton, Marsh, KinsellaDallas, Texas

INTRODUCTION

Acoustics is both the science and the art of understanding sound and the interaction of sound with the rest of the physical world. The science encompasses the study and analysis of vibrations at any frequency (subsonic to audible to ultrasonic) through the principal states of matter (solid, liquid, and gaseous). The art of acoustics applies the principles learned through science to practical engineering and design matters. It includes the development and use of empirically derived formulae, data, and observations into usable experiential guides to designing spaces ...

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