PHYS 498 PM1

PHYS 498 PM1 - Physics of Musical Instruments

Spring 2011

Physics of Musical InstrumentsPHYS498PM140425LBD41100 - 1350 F  6105 Engineering Sciences Building Steven Michael Errede
Steven Michael Errede
Physics of Musical InstrumentsPHYS498PM140425LBD41300 - 1420 T R  6105 Engineering Sciences Building Steven Michael Errede
Steven Michael Errede

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

PHYSICS OF MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. (Also available as PHYS 498 section PM2.) This course will investigate the physics of all kinds of music and musical instruments, the generation and propagation of sound waves in various media, and acoustics in general. Topics covered will include: Sound waves & propagation of sound waves, complex vibrations and resonance phenomena, perception of sound, tone quality, frequency & pitch, musical intervals, scales, tuning & temperament, all kinds of musical instruments, all kinds of music, auditorium and room acoustics, sound transducers, microphones, loudspeakers and loudspeaker enclosure design. Prerequisites: PHYCS 211, 212 and 214; or consent of instructor.