Fundamentals of Sound with Applications to Speech and Hearing

William J. Mullin, William J. Gerace, José Mestre, Shelley L Velleman

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Fundamentals of Sound with Applications to Speech and Hearing presents a clear and precise treatment of the physics of sound while using a level of math suitable for readers in the speech, language, hearing, and health sciences.

This text provides undergraduate students with an understanding of the science of sound. Simple mathematics, graphics, and qualitative descriptions are demonstrated to explain wave concepts, spectrograms, intensity, and decibels. Concepts are applied to the physics of speech and hearing.

The graphical approach is supplemented by animations available on an associated Web site containing a complete tutorial with questions that the student can answer. Hints and textual references are given if the wrong answer is chosen and a complete explanation of the question is provided.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherPearson/Allyn and Bacon
ISBN (Print)9780205381463
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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