Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

PHY 1812 - Acoustics and Harmonics (4)


When Offered: Fall
GEN ED: Science Inquiry Perspective (Theme: “Physics of Self Expression”)
An exploration of sound and the underlying physical principles that govern it: Newton’s laws of motion, energy, power, pressure, elasticity, oscillations, waves, resonances, and harmonics, as well as the quantitative application of these principles to topics such as: musical intervals, the equal-tempered scale, the decibel scale, harmony, dissonance, overtones, hearing, voices, and the construction and timbre of musical instruments. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated Readiness for College-level Math  or permission of instructor.