Marshall Long Architectural Acoustics

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Architectural Acoustics

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Acoustical engineering applies sound and vibration theory in practical terms, addressing the manipulation and control of sound to ensure the comfort, safety and productivity of those inhabiting a particular environment. Engineers in this area need to learn and reference the concepts and principles on which fundamental acoustic design practices are based, and understand why, when and how to use particular calculations, equations and techniques. Beginning with an overview of the subject's history, Architectural Acoustics reviews the fundamentals of acoustics and noise before moving onto the theory and practical applications of wave acoustics, sound transmission and vibration. Chapters on specific design problems follow, along with material on sound system modeling, ray tracing and auralization. * Architectural acoustics addresses the control of sound and vibration within enclosed spaces, from noise control in office buildings to sound optimization in concert halls* Considered the most complete resource in the field, it includes the concepts, equations, insights and solutions engineers in the area need to reference and verify on a daily basis* New to this edition: problems and solutions for students and developing professionals, more specific problems and case studies, and coverage of high tech spaces such as laboratories, as well as general update throughoutvv

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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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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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