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PHYS 105: Physics of Sound and Music

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F7

An introduction for non-science majors to the physics of sound with applications to sound production by musical instruments. Topics include the physical behavior of sound, musical scales, human perception of sound, and sound production by acoustic instruments. As part of the course, students are required to fabricate and demonstrate a musical instrument of their own design. The course and its integrated laboratory are normally scheduled for two consecutive class periods.

Prerequisites: none.