As a comprehensive reference dedicated to sound and vibration in buildings, Building Acoustics addresses the basic and advanced principles that can be used to solve practical and theoretical problems typically encountered in building and architectural acoustic practices. Physical and mathematical concepts are introduced in each chapter and developed sufficiently to make the book a self-contained and up-to-date source of instruction for readers without prior knowledge of the basic principles of the field. In this book, instructive solved examples are extensively used to establish and exemplify the theory. It is intended that readers will gain real understanding through seeing problems solved and then solving similar problems themselves. The book boasts a broad coverage of sound and vibration in the built environment, using a whole host of solved problems. Where at all possible, the problems and analyses mirror practical situations that often exist in the field of building acoustics. Building Acoustics is targeted primarily towards engineering students (graduates and advanced undergraduates), engineers, and consultants in the fields of sound, vibrations, and built environment. With its comprehensibility and versatility, it is anticipated that the book will fill a gap in the literature of building engineering and sciences, which presently lacks an authoritative reference book on building acoustics in theory and practice.
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