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 Title: Acoustics and Audio Technology, Third Edition Author: Mendel Kleiner Publisher: J. Ross Publishing, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-60427-052-5 Pages: 480 Binding: Softcover Acoustics and Audio Technology, Third Edition covers the physical background to and the mathematical treatment of propagation, generation, and radiation of sound as well as hearing, architectural acoustics, and audio. Examples from audio engineering are used to illustrate acoustics principles thereby drawing students into acoustics by using their interest in audio technology. Acoustics and Audio Technology starts with a chapter on one-dimensional and spherical waves, impedance, reflection, and power radiation fundamentals. Next, the physiology and psychoacoustics of hearing are explained. Room acoustics are covered from the viewpoint of geometrical, statistical, and physi- cal acoustics as well as hearing in rooms. Sound radiation and sound isolation concepts are included as well. Acoustics and Audio Technology covers the electroacoustic topics of microphones, cartridges, loudspeakers, and headphones as well as the basics of dig- ital sound reproduction—there is a chapter on audio systems and measurement. Acoustics and Audio Technology is an introductory text for students of sound and vibra- tion as well as electrical and electronic engineering, civil and mechanical engineering, computer science, signals and systems, and engineering physics. A fundamental knowledge of basic engineering mathematics and physics is assumed. Problems are included at the end of the chapters and a solutions manual is available to instructors. Title: Theory and Applications of Digital Speech Processing Authors: Lawrence R. Rabiner and Ronald W. Schafer Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall ISBN: 978-0-13-603428-5 Pages: 1042 Binding: Hardcover This book is a completely new and up-to-date treatment of digital speech processing by the authors of Digital Processing of Speech Signals, which has been widely used both as a course textbook and a technical reference for over 30 years. The earlier book had a long life due to its structure, which emphasized the fundamentals of speech produc- tion and the fundamentals of digital representations of speech signals. The present book continues this emphasis on fundamentals, but adds two more layers to the “speech stack,” an organizing principle that also includes new emphasis on algorithms based on the fundamental principles and on current applications of digital speech pro- cessing (DSP). Chapters 1-5, which cover fundamentals of DSP, speech production, audition, and the acoustics of speech production, comprise the first layer. The core of the book is Chapters 6-9, which cover basic time-dependent digital representations including time-domain, frequency domain, cepstrum, and linear prediction represen- tations of speech signals. Chapter 10 illustrates how the basic digital speech represen- tations can be combined with statistical models and heuristics to create algorithms for extracting information such as pitch and formants from sampled speech signals. The fourth layer of the presentation is comprised of Chapters 11-14 which provide up-to- date discussions of speech and audio coding, text-to-speech synthesis, and automatic speech recognition. In each chapter, carefully explained examples, associated graph- ics, and an extensive set of homework problems aid in understanding both the mathe- matics and important concepts. The implementation of new speech processing con- cepts is illustrated by MATLAB® code and by an extensive collection of MATLAB- based exercises. The book also offers access to a website that provides MATLAB code and databases that support the exercises.  Books and Publications 53 

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