- Hardcover: 756 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (May 23, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780387983745
- ISBN-13: 978-0387983745
- ASIN: 0387983740
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
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But I have a major complaint about the format. The printer--Springer, who ought to know better--screwed up badly:
* The paper is too small. Margins on the bound side of the pages are fine, but on the opposite sides, they range from 3-4 millimeters! There is nowhere to put your thumbs to hold the book open. Worse, there are at least a dozen diagrams that fall off the edge of the page. You can guess what the content is, since not much is cut off, but that's ridiculous! The binding is stiff enough that you _need_ the generous inside margins so that the text lies on a relatively flat part of the page, so just shifting the printed page inward would not work. They desperately need to print on larger paper.
* The paper is cheap, causing the fonts to look jagged. For a $100 book, you'd think they could have printed it on decent-quality paper. It looks only a small step up from a Dover Press economy edition that would cost $20.
At least the typesetting is great--all in TeX, like any good physics text :)
I don't see how this could be isolated, but perhaps it is...?
The books that helped me get through the math and physics of this volume were Kinsler's "Fundamentals of Acoustics", "Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications" by Zachmanoglou, and finally, an out-of-print work: "Schaum's Outline of Acoustics" by Seto, ISBN 0070563284.
Rossing's excellent introductory acoustics book Science of Sound, The (3rd Edition) is also recommended.