This is what pisses me off about automotive magazines. Great at advertising, but never explain WHY said camshaft doodad whatever is better. Chevy high performance has a cylinderhead flowbench database. Which is great. But where is the database of intake flow rates, runner lengths, and plenum volumes.
There is an old book that is called something like "The Scientific Design of Intake and Exhaust Systems". I requires a good/basic understanding of helmholtz resonators and acoustics. It is also for carbs and EFI induction is a different (but related) subject.