Sounds We Cannot Hear – Kudryavtsev

We had earlier seen popular book on sound titled Physics and Music by Anfilov, in this post we see another popular science book on sound. The title of the book is Sounds We Cannot Hear by Kundryavtsev.

sounds-we-cannot-hear-kudryavtsevThis is a book in which many aspects of ultrasound are discussed with lot of applications. This comes from era of 1950s when the general optimism about science was very high. Interesting this book answers some questions pertaining to daily life also. For example it has a section on Why Transformers Hum?
The book was translated from the Russian by David Sobolev and was
designed by N. Grishin. The book was published by the Foreign
Languages Publishing House in 1958.

PDF | OCR | Cover | Bookmarked | 600 dpi | Paginated | 10 MB| 159 pages

(I did not have access to original cover, so created one. If you have access to the cover please post a link in the comments.)

You can get the book here.

Password, if needed: mirtitles

 Another version of the book (in many formats) is available on The Internet Archive here. (PDF ~ 8 MB, DJVU ~ 7 MB)

Magnet links /Torrents coming soon.

Please submit alternate links in comments.

Contents:

Introduction 7

Chapter 1.
THE WORLD OF SOUNDS 9

First, About Audible Sounds 11
Competing Sounds 13
Limits of Audibility 17
Supersonic Sounds 18

Chapter 2.
THE FIRST APPLICATIONS OF SUPERSONICS 21

Many Years Ago 21
When France Was in Danger 23
Sound and Light 24
Wonderful Crystals 27
To Nature’s Aid 30
How to Make a Supersonic Generator 33
How to “Hear” Inaudible Sounds 37
Why Do Transformers Hum? 39
A Reliable Scout 41
A Mechanical Watchman 47
The Supersonic Echo Sounder 49
Supersonic Waves Becomes Visible 52

Chapter 3.
SUPERSONICS AND LIFE CREATURES 59

The Riddle of Bats 59
Along the Path Pointed Out by Nature 62
Action Of Supersonics on Simplest Living Creatures 64
What Happened to the Fish? 69

Chapter 4.
SOUND AND CHEMISTRY 73

The First Steps 73
Electrical Charge and Bubbles 75
Giant Molecules 79
Duality of the Properties of Inaudible Sounds 81
A Mysterious Glow 83
Supersonics Substitutes Time 85

Chapter 5.
ONE OF MAN’S HELPERS 87

Sounds that Crush 87
Supersonics Saves Human Lives 91
Science and Practice 92
Washing Woollens with Supersonics 94
The Supersonic Soldering Iron 95
Purifying the Air with Supersonics 99
A New Supersonic Source 102
Supersonics Helps to Intensify Production 104
Fluidization 107

Chapter 6.
SUPERSONIC CONTROL 109

Sound as Inspector 109
Through Sounding 110
Reflecting Defectoscope 112
A Mechanical Memory 119
Over coming Obstacles 120
Supersonic Diagnosis 123
Saving Human Lives 125
How Supersonics Helps to Investigate Structure of the Earth 129
Supersonics Controls Chemical Change 130
How to Determine the Elastic Properties of Substances 133
Supersonic Flow Meter 136
A Thickness Gauge 138

Chapter 7.
THE SUPERSONIC MICROSCOPE 141

Supersonic Optics 141
Design of the Supersonic Microscope 144
A New Design 147
Practical Application of the Supersonic Microscope 149

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One Response to Sounds We Cannot Hear – Kudryavtsev

  1. raja says:

    nice book damite, thanks lot

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