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
Spring 2021 Shubha Tewari
MWF 11:15-12:05
remote
Spring 2020 Shubha Tewari
MWF 11:15-12:05
HAS 134 & ILC S220
Spring 2019 Shubha Tewari
MWF 9:05-9:55
ILC S211 & ILC S311
Fall 2018 Shubha Tewari
MWF 11:15-12:05
ILC S120 & S121
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