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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHYS 1270 - Science and Technology of Musical Sound

3 hours (3;2)
Sound production; nature of vibrations in percussion, string, and wind instruments. Sound propagation; sound speed; echoes. Sound intensity, physical and perceived. Sound pitch, physical and perceived; intervals. Complex sounds; harmonic series. Room acoustics; reverberation time; ideal listening rooms. Wave phenomena; interference and diffraction. Digital sound recording; musical scales; the human voice. Includes weekly laboratory exercises.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100  or above.

Core Category: Natural Sciences

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