Background Noise Second Edition

Author: Brandon LaBelle
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628923539
Size: 17,64 MB
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Background Noise follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance. While chronological in its structure, Brandon LaBelle's book is informed by spatial thinking - weaving architecture, environments, and the specifics of location into the work of sound, with the aim of formulating an expansive history and understanding of sound art. At its center the book presupposes an intrinsic relation between sound and its location, galvanizing acoustics, sound phenomena, and the environmental with the tensions inherent in what LaBelle identifies as sound's relational dynamic. For the author, this is embedded within sound's tendency to become public expressed in its ability to travel distances, foster cultural expression, and define spaces while being radically flexible. This second expanded edition includes a new chapter on the non-human and subnatural tendencies in sound art, revisions to the text as well as a new preface by the author. Intersecting material analysis with theoretical frameworks spanning art and architectural theory, performance studies and media theory, Background Noise makes the case that sound and sound art are central to understandings of contemporary culture.

Acoustic Territories Second Edition

Author: Brandon LaBelle
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501336207
Size: 17,34 MB
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The revised edition of Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sounding and listening, and discusses how sound studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture, street life and sonic technologies, Acoustic Territories opens up a range of critical perspectives--it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an "acoustic politics of space" by engaging auditory experience as found within particular cultural histories and related ideologies. Brandon LaBelle traces sound culture through a topographic structure: from underground territories to the home, and further, into the rhythms and vibrations of streets and neighborhoods, and finally to the sky itself as an arena of transmitted imaginaries. The new edition includes an additional "global territory" of the relational, positioning acoustics as a range of everyday practices that rework dominant tonalities. Questions of orientation and emplacement are critically raised, reframing listening as multi-modal and intrinsic to resistant socialities and what the author terms "acts of compositioning." The book is fully updated to include new relevant research and references surfacing since 2010, as well as a new preface to the second edition. Acoustic Territories continues to uncover the embedded tensions and potentialities inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us.

Fitting And Dispensing Hearing Aids Second Edition

Author: Brian Taylor
Editor: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1944883169
Size: 19,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether you're a graduate student, hearing instrument specialist, or clinical audiologist, the Second Edition of Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids aims to provide you with the latest in concise and practical information across a broad spectrum of topics. Its 12 chapters, sequenced to match the patient's journey through a clinical practice, are packed with the latest commercial innovations in hearing aids, patient-related outcome measures, and counseling skills. Experienced clinicians will also find the updated chapters on help-seeking behavior and hearing aid features and benefits to be valuable to their continued professional development. Hearing aid dispensing has always been a technology-driven profession, heavily dependent on the expertise, thoughtfulness, and good judgment of the professional. Over the past few years, even as technology has continued to evolve at breakneck speed, these skills have become more relevant then ever in the delivery of high-quality patient care, especially to the rapidly aging Baby Boomer population. Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition, authored by two of the industry's leading authorities on adult amplification and audiology practice management, is required reading for those studying to obtain their hearing aid dispensing license or audiology or speech pathology students looking for the latest in dispensing and fitting hearing aids in a succinct, entertaining format. Because each chapter is written around a specific theme, like wine tasting, travel, baseball, country music, and more, you will find this textbook is actually fun to read! Although many of the basic subjects you need to learn to practice have not changed in generations, the chapters devoted to fitting modern hearing aids have been updated. Included are some newer outcome measures and updated approaches to counseling your patients. Also added are a few pages on devices that are not even considered hearing aids that you might be fitting and adjusting in a few short years: hearables and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Additionally, in every chapter there are now several sidebars that refer to websites where more detailed information, animations or videos may be downloaded to further enhance learning.

Acoustic Territories

Author: Brandon LaBelle
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441156364
Size: 12,68 MB
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Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives - it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an "acoustic politics of space" by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies. Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: beginning with underground territories, through to the home as a site, and then further, to streets and neighborhoods, and finally to the sky itself. This structure follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us.

Cts Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide Second Edition

Author: Brad Grimes
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071807950
Size: 11,62 MB
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The Most Complete, Up-to-Date CTS Exam Study System Published with InfoComm International, CTS Certified Technology Specialist Exam Guide, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all objectives on the latest release of the InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist exam—the leading internationally recognized audiovisual (AV) certification. You’ll get learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, best practices, checklists, diagrams, photos, chapter review questions with in-depth explanations, and a full-color insert. Designed to help you prepare for the CTS exam, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Electronic content includes: One all-new CTS practice exam Covers all current CTS exam objectives, including how to: Conduct a site survey Gather customer information Evaluate and recommend changes to a site environment Develop a functional AV scope Design, provide, and sell AV solutions Conduct a vendor selection process Operate AV solutions Conduct maintenance activities Manage AV solutions and operations Project manage AV projects Perform AV finance and job costing activities Troubleshoot and repair AV solutions

Environmental Engineers Handbook Second Edition

Author: David H.F. Liu
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584888598
Size: 18,36 MB
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Protecting the global environment is a single-minded goal for all of us. Environmental engineers take this goal to task, meeting the needs of society with technical innovations. Revised, expanded, and fully updated to meet the needs of today's engineer working in industry or the public sector, the Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition is a single source of current information. It covers in depth the interrelated factors and principles that affect our environment and how we have dealt with them in the past, are dealing with them today, and how we will deal with them in the future. This stellar reference addresses the ongoing global transition in cleaning up the remains of abandoned technology, the prevention of pollution created by existing technology, and the design of future zero emission technology. Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.

Statistics For Environmental Engineers Second Edition

Author: Linfield C. Brown
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420056631
Size: 12,51 MB
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Two critical questions arise when one is confronted with a new problem that involves the collection and analysis of data. How will the use of statistics help solve this problem? Which techniques should be used? Statistics for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition helps environmental science and engineering students answer these questions when the goal is to understand and design systems for environmental protection. The second edition of this bestseller is a solutions-oriented text that encourages students to view statistics as a problem-solving tool. Written in an easy-to-understand style, Statistics for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition consists of 54 short, "stand-alone" chapters. All chapters address a particular environmental problem or statistical technique and are written in a manner that permits each chapter to be studied independently and in any order. Chapters are organized around specific case studies, beginning with brief discussions of the appropriate methodologies, followed by analysis of the case study examples, and ending with comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches. New to this edition: Thirteen new chapters dealing with topics such as experimental design, sizing experiments, tolerance and prediction intervals, time-series modeling and forecasting, transfer function models, weighted least squares, laboratory quality assurance, and specialized control charts Exercises for classroom use or self-study in each chapter Improved graphics Revisions to all chapters Whether the topic is displaying data, t-tests, mechanistic model building, nonlinear least squares, confidence intervals, regression, or experimental design, the context is always familiar to environmental scientists and engineers. Case studies are drawn from censored data, detection limits, regulatory standards, treatment plant performance, sampling and measurement errors, hazardous waste, and much more. This revision of a classic text serves as an ideal textbook for students and a valuable reference for any environmental professional working with numbers.

The Crc Handbook Of Mechanical Engineering Second Edition

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Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439876060
Size: 19,38 MB
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During the past 20 years, the field of mechanical engineering has undergone enormous changes. These changes have been driven by many factors, including: the development of computer technology worldwide competition in industry improvements in the flow of information satellite communication real time monitoring increased energy efficiency robotics automatic control increased sensitivity to environmental impacts of human activities advances in design and manufacturing methods These developments have put more stress on mechanical engineering education, making it increasingly difficult to cover all the topics that a professional engineer will need in his or her career. As a result of these developments, there has been a growing need for a handbook that can serve the professional community by providing relevant background and current information in the field of mechanical engineering. The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering serves the needs of the professional engineer as a resource of information into the next century.

Designing A Structured Cabling System To Iso 11801 2nd Edition

Author: Barry J. Elliot
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824741303
Size: 17,21 MB
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Covering major standards and relevant design issues, this book explains how to specify, install, and test a modern reliable structured cabling system and analyzes the terminology and physics behind the standards. The author empowers the reader with the skills required to read and understand standards and address problems raised by the need to design, procure, install, and test a modern cabling system, using both copper and optical fiber cable technology. He thoroughly discusses the technology and the vast number of standards that accompany it. The material is based on the design recommendations of ISO/IEC 11801. The appendix lists relevant standards and provides contacts for standards organizations.

Fundamentals Of Sound And Vibration

Author: Frank Fahy
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482266636
Size: 16,42 MB
Format: PDF
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A Solid Introduction to Sound and Vibration: No Formal Background Needed This Second Edition of Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration covers the physical, mathematical and technical foundations of sound and vibration at audio frequencies. It presents Acoustics, vibration, and the associated signal processing at a level suitable for graduate students or practicing engineers with having no prior formal training in the field. The book is a coherent textbook based on the first semester of the master’s program in Sound and Vibration Studies at the internationally acclaimed Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. New in the Second Edition: The latest edition has been extensively revised and updated, with a new introductory chapter and new chapters on the measurement of sound and vibration. Other chapters include fundamentals of acoustics, fundamentals of vibration, signal processing, noise control, human response to sound and human response to vibration; many of these have been substantially revised. Example problems and answers for self-study are included. The revised text: Offers a brief summary on the importance of sound and vibration Considers the vibration of mechanical structures, ranging from simple SDOF models to continuous systems Highlights the aspects of signal processing commonly used for data analysis Addresses engineering noise control, and more Fundamentals of Sound and Vibration, Second Edition provides you with broad coverage of sound, vibration and signal processing in a single volume, and serves as a reference for both graduate students and practicing engineers.