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Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers
Theory, Design and Application
Professor Trevor Cox, University of Salford
Dr Peter D'Antonio, RPG Diffusor Systems Inc.
This is a major research text on absorbers and diffusers for Spon Press. Absorbers and diffusers are two of the main design tools for altering the acoustic conditions of rooms, semi-enclosed spaces and the outdoor environment. Their correct use is important for delivering high quality acoustics. This unique and authoritative text describes how to effectively measure, model, design, optimize and apply diffusers and absorbers. Surface diffusion is a relatively young subject area, and diffuser design, application and characterisation are new to practitioners and researchers, who may not have been exposed to this information in their formal training. This book is a resource for new and experienced acousticians seeking an understanding of the evolution and current state of the art in diffuser research and practice. Absorption is a more established technology, and so the book blends traditional designs with modern developments. By collecting the key aspects of absorbers in one text, the book offers new and experienced professionals an opportunity to understand this subject in more depth. This detailed book serves to cover the practical and theoretical aspects of absorbers and diffusers and is well illustrated with examples of installations and case studies. Trevor Cox is Professor of Acoustics Engineering at Salford University. Dr Peter D'Antonio is CEO of RPG Diffusor Systems Inc. They bring a unique blend of complementary experience of absorbers and diffusers from both academic and industrial viewpoints.
The first edition has sold very well, so well we have been asked to prepare a second edition of the book which will come out late in 2008.