PHY-115: Physics of Music

Waves, the production and perception of sound, the physical basis of pitch, timbre, resonance, dissonance, and musical scales. Concepts applied to orchestral instruments and auditorium acoustics. Fundamentals of electronic sound reproduction and recording. Elementary algebra and powers of ten notation used.

Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
4
Prerequisites: 
none
Corequisites: 
none
Semester(s) offered: 
Both
GenEd: PS

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Fall 2017 Shubha Tewari
MWF 11:15-12:05
HASA 124
Fall 2016 Shubha Tewari
MWF 11:15-12:05
HAS 124
Fall 2015 Shubha Tewari
MWF 11:15-12:05
HASA 124
Fall 2014
1
Adrian Parsegian
MWF 11:15-12:05
HASA 124
Fall 2013 Adrian Parsegian
MWF 3:35-4:25
HAS 126
Spring 2012
1
Stephane Willocq
MWF 2:30-3:20
HASA 124
Spring 2011
1
Carlo Dallapiccola
MWF 2:30-3:20
HASA 124
Spring 2010
1
Stephane Willocq
MWF 2:30
HAS 134
Spring 2007
1
MWF 10:10-11:00
HASA 124
Spring 2006
1
Francis Pichanick
MWF 10:10-11:00
HASA 124