PHYS 507 - Physics of Music and Sound

Overview

Course Title

Physics of Music and Sound

Department(s)

Description

This course is designed for liberal arts majors with an interest in understanding the principles behind the production of music and sound. Topics include origins and the nature of sound waves, hearing, harmonics, temperament, musical instruments, and other selected topics. Demonstrations are used extensively to illustrate pertinent concepts. This course emphasizes conceptual understanding rather than computation or problem solving. No knowledge of physics or music theory is required.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule