--J. ADIN MANN III, Iowa State University, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
"...a nice book...recommended to both students of acoustics and also to institutional libraries."
--Applied Mechanics Reviews, Volume 54 (1), Jan 2001
From the Back Cover
The book includes:
* The physics of wave propagation and sound radiation in homogeneous media
* Acoustics, such as radiation of sound, and radiation from vibrating surfaces
* Inverse problems, for example the thorough development of the theory of nearfield acoustical holography
* Mathematics of specialized functions, such as spherical harmonics
The author is an internationally recognized acoustician whose pioneering research in the field of nearfield acoustical holography has impacted acoustics research and development throughout the world. Dr. Williams' research has been formally recognized by NRL as one of its most innovative technologies over the past 75 years.
Relying little on material outside the book, Fourier Acoustics will be invaluable as a graduate level text as well as a reference for researchers in academia and industry. The book is unique amongst acoustics texts, it is well illustrated and it includes exercises to enforce the theory.