The book is devoted to the very basis of acoustics and vibro-acoustics. The physics of the phenomena, the analytical methods and the modern numerical techniques are presented in a concise form. Many examples illustrate the fundamental problems and predictions (analytic or numerical) and are often compared to experiments. Some emphasis is put on the mathematical tools required by rigorous theory and reliable prediction methods.
* a series of practical problems, which reflect the content of each chapter
* reference to the major treatises and fundamental recent papers
* current computing techniques, used in problem solving
Praise for the Book " This is a truly remarkable book...The aims of the authors clearly have been to provide their students with, first, the fundamental theoretical physics background which they need, and then with the knowledge of the most up-to-date mathematical techniques that they can use to produce practically useful answers to real problems...What is perhaps more impressive to me about this book is its constant adhesion throughout to the laws of physics and the logic of natural philosophy. Although the development is largely mathematical, the real physics of the problem being dealt with is always taken into account, explicitly or implicitly, and rigorously." --Prof. P.E. Doak, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK, Editor-in-Chief of JSV, in his review of the French edition, JSV (1995) "I was very much impressed...All authors are contemporary experts on the subject." --Prof. P.E. Doak, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK, Editor-in-Chief of JSV "The approach is more up to date than in many other texts and so this book will be useful for those who apply theoretical and numerical methods to acoustic propagation and radiation problems... this book will be useful to students of theoretical acoustics, and researchers interested in boundary element methods and sound radiation from vibrating structures." --S. A. L. Glegg, Journal of Sound and Vibration, (2000) 234(5), 911-914