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2021-2022 Catalog

PHYS 306 Acoustics

An introduction to the acoustics of musical instruments for students with some background in physics. Spectral analysis and synthesis; waves on strings, membranes, and bars; waves in fluid media; acoustical coupling; sound radiation; acoustics of instrumental families. The course parallels PHYS 106 but is more technical in scope and may be counted toward the B.S. degree requirements.

Prerequisite

PHYS 218

Offered

Spring semester alternate years, concurrent with PHYS 106

Instructor

Hoffman