2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
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PHYS 102 - Physics and Perception of Music


MUS-102 FDR: SL
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: Appropriate for non-science and non-major students with a basic (high-school) knowledge of physics and mathematics. Additional fee. 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. Planned Offering: Spring. When departmental resources permit.




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