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• Includes relevant background material on underwater acoustics, sonar systems, signal processing, and statistics
• Provides an accessible reference for sonar engineers devel-
oping detection algorithms for underwater acoustic sens-
ing systems
• Suitable for use in graduate-level courses in sonar signal
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the detection and processing of signals in underwater acoustics. Back- ground material on active and passive sonar systems, un- derwater acoustics, and statistical signal processing makes the book a self-contained and valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and active practitioners alike. Signal detection topics span a range of common signal types in- cluding signals of known form such as active sonar or com- munications signals; signals of unknown form, including passive sonar and narrowband signals; and transient signals such as marine mammal vocalizations. This text, along with its companion volume on beamforming, provides a thor- ough treatment of underwater acoustic signal processing that speaks to its author’s broad experience in the field.
About the Author | Douglas A. Abraham received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and an M.S. de- gree in statistics from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He has performed basic and applied research in underwater acoustic signal processing at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (New London, CT), the NATO SACLANT Under- sea Research Centre (La Spezia, Italy), and the Applied Re- search Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. He pres- ently continues his professional and technical activities as a consultant. Dr. Abraham has also taught at the University of Connecticut as visiting faculty, and managed basic and applied research programs at the Office of Naval Research through an intergovernmental personnel assignment.
The Science of
Musical Sound
Volume 1: Stringed Instruments, Pipe Organs,and the Human Voice
Author: William R. Bennett, Jr. Editor: Andrew C. H. Morrison
Copyright: 2018
Publisher: Springer International
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-319-92794-7 Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXVII, 440
Number of Illustrations and Tables: 185 black and white illustrations, 84 color illustrations
Topics: Acoustics
• Provides unique historical anecdotes relevant to the science
• Includes illustrations and photographs depicting key con-
cepts in novel ways
• Designed for the students who fear math as well as the
mathematically inclined
• Written by a world-renowned physicist with a passion for
the physics of music
• Covers the basics of oscillations, waves and musical instru-
ment analysis
This textbook is a product of William Bennett’s work in de- veloping and teaching a course on the physics of music at Yale University to a diverse audience of musicians and science students in the same class. The book is a culmination of over a decade of teaching the course and weaves together histori- cal descriptions of the physical phenomena with the author’s clear interpretations of the most important aspects of the sci- ence of music and musical instruments. Many of the historical examples are not found in any other textbook available on the market. As the co-inventor of the Helium-Neon laser, Prof. Bennett’s knowledge of physics was world-class. As a profes- sor at one of the most prestigious liberal-arts universities in the world, his appreciation for culture and humanities shines through. The book covers the basics of oscillations, waves and the analysis techniques necessary for understanding how musical instruments work. All types of stringed instruments, pipe organs, and the human voice are covered in this volume. A second volume covers the remaining families of musical instruments as well as selected other topics. Readers without a background in acoustics will enjoy learning the physics of the Science of Musical Sound from a preeminent scientist of the 20th century. Those well versed in acoustics will discover wonderful illustrations and photographs depicting familiar concepts in new and enlightening ways.
About the Author | William R. Bennett, Jr. (1930-2008) was a renowned physicist and professor at Yale University. Prof. Ben- nett is best known as co-inventor of the Helium-Neon laser. For over ten years, Prof. Bennett taught a widely popular un- dergraduate course on the physics of music at Yale, upon which this two-volume text is based. Prof. Bennett completed his B.A. at Princeton and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1957. Over the course of his long career, Prof. Bennett was the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and served as master of Yale’s Silliman College from 1981-1987.
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