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Physics (PHYS)
120 Willamette, 541-346-4751
College of Arts & Sciences
U - Some or all of the seats in this section are reserved for students in Freshman Interest Groups (FIG)
Course Data
  PHYS 152   Phys of Sound & Music >3 4.00 cr.
Introduction to the wave nature of sound; hearing; musical instruments and scales; auditorium acoustics; and the transmission, storage, and reproduction of sound.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Steck DE-mail Office:   277 Willamette Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5313
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  15071 19 160 1500-1550 mwf 100 WIL Steck D U

Final Exam:

1445-1645 r 12/11 100 WIL
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
September 28:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 5:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 5:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
October 6:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 6:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 8:   Add this course
October 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 16:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 16:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Practical course for students with interest in how musical sounds are created by various instruments and how they travel, are recorded, synthesized, and optimized by auditorium design. Specific families of instruments (e.g. woodwinds, brass, and strings) will be discussed. The concepts of standing waves, overtone series, and enclosures (e.g. instruments) to amplify and focus these waves form the basic foundation of the course. Other topics include the mechanics of how human hearing and voice work and musical temperament and pitch. Descriptions involve elementary math and simple algebra, though Fourier analysis is described and used in a purely utilitarian fashion. Many in-class demonstrations will be done to manifest the physical concepts that have been discussed in lecture.
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