Acoustics and Noise Control provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of acoustics and noise control. Since the last edition was published in 1996 there have been many changes and additions to standards, laws and regulations, codes of practice relating to noise, and in noise measurement techniques and noise control technology so this new edition has been fully revised and updated throughout.
The book assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and requires only a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics. There are worked examples in the text to aid understanding and a range of experiments help students use complicated apparatus.
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1 The nature and behavior of sound
2 sound propagation outdoors
3 Human Response to noise
4 Environmental noise
5 Room acoustics
6 Sound Insulation
8 Measurement and Instrumentation
9 Noise control
10 The law relating to noise
1 Glossary of acoustical terms
2 List of formulae
3 Experiments and Investigations
4 Some electrical principles
R J Peters is reader in the built environment in the Faculty of Construction at the North East Surrey College of Technology.
B J Smith is an educational consultant and was formerly Head of School of Building at Ulster Polytechnic.
Margaret Hollins is Deputy Head of the Urban, Environment and Leisure Studies Department at London South Bank University.