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The Theory of Sound

The Theory of Sound
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

  • Date Published: August 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108032223

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  • John William Strutt, third Baron Rayleigh (1842–1919), was an English physicist best known as the co-discoverer of the element argon, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1904. Rayleigh graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1865 and after conducting private research was appointed Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics in 1879, a post which he held until 1884. These highly influential volumes, first published between 1877 and 1878, contain Rayleigh's classic account of acoustic theory. Bringing together contemporary research and his own experiments, Rayleigh clearly describes the origins and transmission of sound waves through different media. This textbook was considered the standard work on the subject for many years and provided the foundations of modern acoustic theory. Volume 1 discusses the origin and transmission of sound waves. Volume 2 discusses theories of aerial vibrations and of resonators.

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    • Date Published: August 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108032223
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 64 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Sound due to vibrations
    2. Composition of harmonic motions of like period
    3. Systems with one degree of freedom
    4. Generalized co-ordinates
    5. Cases in which the three functions, T, F, V are simultaneously reducible to sums of squares
    6. Law of extension of a string
    7. Classification of the vibrations of bars
    8. Potential energy of bending
    9. Tension of a membrane
    10. Vibrations of plates. Volume 2:
    11. Aerial vibrations
    12. Vibrations in tubes
    13. Aerial vibrations in a rectangular chamber
    14. Arbitrary initial disturbance in an unlimited atmosphere
    15. Secondary waves due to a variation in the medium
    16. Theory of resonators
    17. Applications of Laplace's functions to acoustical problems
    18. Problem of a spherical layer of air
    19. Fluid friction

  • Author

    John William Strutt

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