Acoustics and Noise Control provides a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of acoustics and noise control. Since the last edition was published in 1996 there have been many changes and additions to standards, laws and regulations, codes of practice relating to noise, and in noise measurement techniques and noise control technology so this new edition has been fully revised and updated throughout.

The book assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and requires only a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics. There are worked examples in the text to aid understanding and a range of experiments help students use complicated apparatus.

Thoroughly revised to cover the latest changes in standards, codes of practice and legislation, this new edition covers much of the Institute of Acoustics Diploma syllabus and has an increased emphasis on the legal issues relating to noise control.


chapter 1|33 pages

The nature and behaviour of sound

chapter 2|21 pages

Sound propagation

chapter 3|20 pages

Human response to noise

chapter 4|31 pages

Environmental noise

chapter 5|31 pages

Room acoustics

chapter 6|33 pages

Sound insulation

chapter 7|30 pages


chapter 8|37 pages

Measurement and instrumentation

chapter 9|33 pages

Noise control

chapter 10|66 pages

The law relating to noise

chapter 1|19 pages

Appendix 1 Glossary of acoustical terms

chapter 2|4 pages

Appendix 2 List of formulae

chapter 4|7 pages

Appendix 4 Some electrical principles