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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 103 Acoustics



Basic concepts of sound in relation to music. The course includes an introduction to the physics of vibrations, the nature and transmission of sound waves, spectrum description of complex waves, spectrum analysis of musical instruments, properties of musical scales, and temperament. The biophysics of sound reception includes a study of the ways in which the ear and the auditory nervous system transform and encode musical messages. Two-hour lecture plus two-hour laboratory per week. Credit(s): 3

Corequisite(s): PHYL 103 Acoustics Lab must be taken concurrently



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