PHYS 256 Fall 2010 Musical Acoustics Course Schedule
|DATE||CHAPTER SECTIONS||LECTURE CONTENT||Questions/Problems/Presentations|
|8-30-10||1.2||Simple Harmonic Motion Part 1||Q2,3,4,6|
|9-06-10||1.3,4,5||Simple Harmonic Motion Part 2||Q9,10,12; P3,5|
|9-08-10||2.1,2||Waves and Sound Part 1||Q1,2,4,5|
|9-10-10||Speed of Sound Measurement||Waves and Sound Part 2||Q7,9|
|9-13-10||2.3||General Behavior of Waves||P1,5,6|
|9-15-10||2.4,5,6||Beats and Doppler Effect|
|9-17-10||2.7,8,9||Shock Waves & Ultra and Infrasonics|
|9-20-10||Revision for Test #1||Study Guide|
|9-22-10||Test #1 (Chap 1 & 2)|
|9-24-10||3.1,2,3||Transverse Standing Waves||Q1a.,2,3|
|9-27-10||Transverse Standing waves ctd.|
|9-29-10||Lab on String Vibrations|
|10-1-10||3.3,4,5||Longitudinal Standing Waves||Q4,6,P1,2,3,5|
|10-04-10||Lab on Air Column Vibrations||Bonus points opportunity for Test #2|
|10-08-10||Comples Waves Ctd|
|10-13-10||6.1,2,3,4,5,6,7||Human Ear and Voice||Voice by Paige N. Hudson
Human Ear and Voice by Stephanie D. Cate
|10-20-10||6.8,9,10,11,12,13,14||Human Ear and Voice||Bernoulli's Principle by Magan J. Fowler.
|10-22-10||7.1,2,3,4,5||Sound Recording and Reproduction||Speakers and their design
by Antoine R. Parker
|10-25-10||7.6,7,8,9,10||Sound Recording and Reproduction||
Timbre, Room Acoustics
by Jacob M. Mitchell.
|10-27-10||Sound Recording and Reproduction||Harmony and its relation to frequency by Hiren H. Patel.
Frequency effects of molecular structure of water/ice by Elizabeth K. Miller.
|10-29-10||Pipe Organs by Kelsey S. Aadland|
|11-01-10||Flute by Amanda D. Phipps.|
|11-03-10||Revision for Test #2||Study Guide|
|11-08-10||8.1,2,3,4,5||Room and Auditorium Acoustics||History of Trombone by Bartholomew S. Simonson.|
|11-10-10||8.1,2,3,4,5||History of Stringed Instruments
by Elizabeth E. Whittle.
Violin by Phillip N. Foltz.
The Stradivari Violins by Andres F. Gil.
History of Electric Guitar by Justin T. Hayes.
Acoustics of Guitar by Cale G. Medley.
Impact of different woods on guitar tones by Andrew G. Shaffer.
|11-17-10||12.1,2,3,4||Stringed Instruments and Piano||
Artificial harmonics of Violin/Stringed instruments by
Jessica M. Elvington.
Piano by Theresa M. Horton.
|11-19-10||14.1,2,3,4||Percussion Instruments||Marimba by Chad S. Wesely
Percussion by Melody L. Lewis.
|11-22-10||Chap 11||Brass Instruments|
|12-3-10||Revision for Final||Study Guide|
|12-6-10||Revision for Final||Study Guide|
You will be given a topic in musical acoustics to research and write an
essay (minimum 8 pages). In addition you will prepare a 15-minute power point presentation of the selected topic and present it to the class. Presentation will be graded by your fellow students. In addition, the instructor will evaluate your presentation and essay. The project carries 20% of the course grade.