Understanding Active Noise Cancellation provides a concise introduction to the fundamentals and applications of active control of vibration and sound for the non-expert. It is also a useful quick reference for the specialist engineer. The book emphasises the practical applications of technology, and complex control algorithms and structures are only discussed to the extent that they aid understanding. Extensive recommendations for further reading in the subject are provided, but the text will stand alone for those seeking an overview of the key issues: fundamentals, control systems, transducers, applications and possible future directions. Key features: practical introduction to noise control for both engineers and non-experts, clearly written and well illustrated, author is highly respected in this field.
Reader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia