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Music, physics and engineering / Harry F. Olson.

2d ed.. New York : Dover Publications, [1967] .
ISBN 0486217698, 9780486217697

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Standard Title Musical engineering
Subjects Akoestiek.
Instruments de musique.
Music -- Acoustics and physics.
Musical instruments.
Musique -- Acoustique et physique.
Description xi, 460 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1967]
Notes "This Dover edition is a revised and enlarged version of the work first published in 1952 under the title Musical engineering."
Also issued online.
Summary This extraordinarily comprehensive text, requiring no special background in physics, math or music, discusses the nature of sound waves, musical instruments, musical notation, acoustic materials, elements of sound reproduction systems {u2014} from the telephone to stereo sound systems {u2014} and electronic music. "Very thorough, and full of well-presented facts." {u2014} Musical Times. Includes 376 figures.
Contents 1. Sound waves -- 2. Musical terminology -- 3. Musical scales -- 4. Resonators and radiators -- 5. Musical instruments -- 6. Characteristics of musical instruments -- 7. Properties of music -- 8. Theater, studio, and room acoustics -- 9. Sound-reproducing systems -- 10. Electronic music.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)255937
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WorldCat Identities Olson, Harry F. 1901-1982.
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