This course covers the physical principles, underlying musical sound. Background in the, physics of vibration and the interference of, waves. Resonance and standing waves as key to, understanding musical instruments and the, overtone series. Frequency spectrum of sound,, Fourier analysis and synthesis, and the, connection to timbre. Scales and harmony. Physics, and psychophysics of hearing. Acoustics of rooms., Music technology including recording and, reproduction, digital music, compressed formats,, digital effects.
For nonmajors. Essential concepts used to describe, and understand the physical universe. Conservation, of energy, second law of thermodynamics, entropy,, theory of relativity, wave-particle duality of, matter.