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- Includes relevant background material on underwater Number of Pages: XXVII, 440
acoustics, sonar systems, signal processing, and statistics Number of Illustrations and Tables: 185 black and white
- Provides an accessible reference for sonar engineers devel- illustrations, 84 color illustrations
oping detection algorithms for underwater acoustic sens- Topics; Acoustics
ing systems _ _ _ _ _
o Suitable for use in graduate-level courses in sonar signal ' Pmvldes “nlque hlstelleal anecdotes relevant to the Selellee
Processing - Includes illustrations and photographs depicting key con-
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15 0° Prov‘ es Comp” enslve Coverageo e 6 echo“ - Designed for the students who fear math as well as the
and processing of signals in underwater acoustics. Back- mathematically inclined
ground material on active and passive sonar systems, un- _ Written by a wm,1d_ren0wned physicist with a passion for
derwater acoustics, and statistical signal processing makes the physics of music
the book a self-contained and valuable resource for graduate _ Covers the basics of oscillations waves and musical inStI.u_
students, researchers, and active practitioners alike. Signal mem analysis
detection topics span a range of common signal types in-
cluding signals of known form such as active sonar or com- This textbook is a product of William Bennett’s work in de-
munications signals; signals of unknown form, including veloping and teaching a course on the physics of music at Yale
passive sonar and narrowband signals; and transient signals University to a diverse audience of musicians and science
such as marine mammal vocalizations. This text, along with students in the same class. The book is a culmination of over
its companion volume on beamforming, provides a thor- a decade of teaching the course and weaves together histori-
ough treatment of underwater acoustic signal processing cal descriptions of the physical phenomena with the authors
that speaks to its author’s broad experience in the field. clear interpretations of the most important aspects of the sci-
About the Author | Douglas A. Abraham received B.S., M.S., ence of mnslc nnn mnsnnn Instruments" Many nftne nlstnncnl
. . . . examples are not found in any other textbook available on the
and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and an M.S. de- k t A th _ t f th H 1_ N 1 P f
gree in statistics from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. nnn e ', S e C0-lnven or n e 6 mm‘ eon nser’ In '
. . . Bennetts knowledge of physics was world-class. As a profes-
He has performed basic and applied research in underwater , , , _ _ , ,

. . . sor at one of the most prestigious liberal-arts umversities in
acoustic signal processing at the Naval Undersea Warfare th Id h, , ti f uh d h _t, h_
Center (New London, CT), the NATO SACLANT Under- 6 Wm ’ ls npprecln on or C nre an  165 S Ines

. . through. The book covers the basics of oscillations, waves
sea Research Centre (La Spezia, Italy), and the Applied Re- _ _ ,
search Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University. He pres- and Fne nnnlysn tecnnnlnes necessary for nnnersjtnnnlng now
. . . . . . . musical instruments work. All types of stringed instruments,
ently continues his professional and technical activities as a _ d th h _ d _ th, 1
consultant. Dr. Abraham has also taught at the University P 1P e organs’ an e nmnn VOICE nne oven: ,ln 1s V0 nine"
. . . . . A second volume covers the remaining families of musical
of Connecticut as visiting faculty, and managed basic and , , _

. instruments as well as selected other topics. Readers without
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the Science of Musical Sound from a preeminent scientist of
the 20th century. Those well versed in acoustics will discover
W  ‘ The science of wonderful illustratipnrsl arlild photographs depicting familiar
lvluslcal sound concep s in newan e ig ening ways
Volume 1: Stringed Instruments’ About the Author | William R. Bennett, Ir. (1939-2008) was a
pipe organsmnd the Human Voice renowned physicist and professor at Yale University. Prof. Ben-
 :  ;;.,-,",‘,;;m;;;:;,;‘gV nett is best known as co—inventor of the Helium-Neon laser.
;‘,; ‘ 3;” , Author’ Wllllam R- Bennett ll- For over ten years, Prof. Bennett taught a widely popular un-
Edimfl Andrew C- H- M01‘fiS0I1 dergraduate course on the physics of music at Yale, upon which
 ,  Copyright: 2018 this two-volume text is based. Prof. Bennett completed his B.A.
' ' W ’ ’ Publisher: Springer International at Princeton and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University
Publishing in 1957. Over the course of his long career, Prof. Bennett was
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-319-92794-7 the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and served as
Edition Number: 1 master of Yale’s Silliman College from 1981-1987.
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