Theses and Papers in the Graduate Program in Acoustics (1967-1969)


  • Long Wavelength Acoustic Holography
    Ph.D. Thesis by Thomas S. Graham; supervised by E. J. Skudrzyk
  • An Investigation of Acoustic Phase-Shift Networks in the Design of Uni-Directional, Underwater Sound Transducers
    M.S. Thesis by Robert D. Marciniak; supervised by P. M. Kendig
  • Efficiency and Matching Conditions for Acoustic Monopole and Multipole Sound Generators
    M.S. Thesis by William A. Robinson; supervised by E. J. Skudrzyk
  • Transient Analysis of Planar Sonar Arrays
    Ph.D. Thesis by Peter R. Stephanishen; supervised by J. L. Brown, Jr. and P. M. Kendig


  • Threshold for Latency Shift and Inhibition of the Startle Reaction
    M.S.Thesis by Barry L. Wible; supervised by H. S. Hoffman


  • Digital Generation of Analog Signals
    M.S. Thesis by Edward G. Liska; supervised by R. O. Rowlands
  • Upper Bounds on the Information Rate for Underwater Acoustic Communications
    M.S. Thesis by Darrell E. Marsh; supervised by R. O. Rowlands
  • The Dependence of Internal Mechanical Losses on Stress Amplitude in Common Piezoceramics
    M.S. Thesis by Robert W. Taylor; supervised by P. M. Kendig



Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

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