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A small portion of this inﬁnite matrix of image rooms in twodimensional space is shown in Fig. 9. Assuming that the point source generates an impulse at t = 0, each image source must also generate an identical impulse at t = 0. This ensures that all propagation paths have the correct time lag/gain relative to each other. e. propagation paths with reﬂections) with propagation times less than t. 8 Source and image source. 9 Source ( ) and image sources ( ) for a box-shaped room (dark solid lines) and some of its image rooms (dotted lines).

11). The term ‘local mode’ is used because the modes are ‘local’ to a space that is deﬁned by its boundaries; in a similar way we will deﬁne local modes of vibration for structure-borne sound on plates and beams in Chapter 2. For rooms this deﬁnition assumes that there is no interaction between the sound waves in the room and the structure-borne sound waves on the walls and ﬂoors that face into that room. The walls and ﬂoors are only considered as boundaries that determine the fraction of wave energy that is reﬂected and the phase change that occurs upon reﬂection.

13) describes propagation in a single direction; hence each mode is comprised of more than one plane wave. For each mode we can deﬁne equivalent angles, θx , θy , and θz ; these angles are deﬁned from lines that are normal to the x, y, and z-axis respectively. They are deﬁned in k-space for any eigenvalue in the lattice (see Fig. 15). For each mode, one plane wave points in the direction of this vector in k-space. The direction of the other plane waves can be found by reﬂecting the vector into the other octants of k-space.