Master handbook of Acoustics, Fifth Edition explains how to: Determine how sound propagates in open and enclosed spaces. Measure sound-pressure levels and work with decibels. Analyze the characteristics of room model resonances. Treat rooms for optimal early reflections, reverberation, and diffusion. Minimize acoustic distortion, comb-filter effects, and HVAC noise. Construct high-quality stereo and surround-sound listening rooms. Understand the acoustics of auditoriums and concert halls. Optimize room designs using measurement, modeling, and naturalization software.