Physical Approach to Engineering Acoustics

  • Ronald N. Miles

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

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About this book


  This textbook presents the fundamentals of engineering acoustics and examines in depth concepts within the domain that apply to reducing noise, measuring noise, and designing microphones and loudspeakers.  The book particularly emphasizes the physical principles used in designing miniature microphones.  These devices are used in billions of electronic products, most visibly, cell phones and hearing aids, and enable countless other applications. This is distinct from earlier books on this topic that take the view of the electrical engineer analyzing mechanical systems using electric circuit analogies.  This text uses Newtonian mechanics as a more appropriate paradigm for analyzing these mechanical systems and in so doing provides a more direct method of modeling. Written at a level appropriate for upper-division undergraduate courses, and enhanced with end-of-chapter problems and MatLab routines, the book is ideal as a core text for students interested in engineering acoustics in ME, EE, and physics programs, as well as a reference for engineers and technicians working in the huge global industry of miniature microphone design.

  • Maximizes reader understanding of methods for analyzing and designing acoustic sensors such as microphones;
  • Describes methods for analyzing and characterizing sound levels;
  • Introduces methods of analyzing sound in ducts and mufflers, techniques very important for noise control;
  • Reinforces concepts presented with example designs, homework problems, and MatLab programs;
  • Explains the principles behind the radiation of sound from complex systems.


Engineering acoustics textbook Microphone design Sound transmission loss Muffler design Sound level calculations

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald N. Miles
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringState University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22675-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22676-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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