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Washington and Lee University    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog
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MUS 102 - Physics and Perception of Music

(PHYS 102) FDR: SL
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: Appropriate for non-science and non-major students with a basic (high-school) knowledge of physics and mathematics. Explores physical principles of sound production and music perception. Hands-on investigation is emphasized. Topics include: wave properties and propagation, harmonic series and spectral analysis, tuning temperaments, response of the human ear, auditory processing, room acoustics, audio recording and reproduction technologies, characterization of various instrument families (strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, and voice). Erickson.

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