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Architectural Acoustics
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Solve the wide range of challenges encountered in acoustical design and consulting with this practical single-volume guide

Table of Contents

1. Historical Introduction 2. Fundamentals of Acoustics 3. Human Perception and Reaction to Sound 4. Acoustic Measurements and Noise Metrics 5. Environmental Noise 6. Wave Acoustics 7. Sound and Solid Surfaces 8. Sound in Enclosed Spaces 9. Sound Transmission Loss 10. Sound Transmission in Buildings 11. Vibration and Vibration Isolation 12. Noise Transmission in Floor Systems 13. Noise in Mechanical Systems 14. Sound Attenuation in Ducts 15. Design and Construction of Multifamily Dwellings 16. Design and Construction of Office Buildings 17. Design of Rooms for Speech 18. Sound Reinforcement Systems 19. Design of Rooms for Music 20. Design of Multipurpose Auditoria and Sanctuaries 21. Design of Studios and Listening Rooms 22. Acoustic Modeling, Ray Tracing, and Auralization

About the Author

Since 1971, Marshall Long has been engaged in acoustical engineering consulting as principal of the firm he founded. Based in California, USA, Marshall Long Acoustics, has established a national and international reputation, completing over 3,000 projects in architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, environmental impact assessment, and audio visual design. With engineering degrees from Princeton and UCLA, Dr. Long has taught acoustical engineering courses at UCLA and Southern California Institute of Architecture, and has guest lectured at Cal State Long Beach and USC. He has published numerous papers and articles in the field of acoustics. The author has recently been awarded a US patent on the recording and reproduction of three-dimensional sound. For further information visit the firm's website at mlacoustics.com.

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".a first-rate reference for consultants who practice architectural acoustics or for architects and engineers who are looking for a complete compilation on acoustical techniques." -International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration

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