2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
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PHYS 102 - Physics and Perception of Music

(MUS 102) Credits: 4 Prerequisite: Appropriate for non-science and non-major students with a 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). Laboratory course with fee. FDR: SL Erickson.



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