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PHYS 007: Introduction to the Physics of Musical Sound

Peter Glass

(Submission #60)

Course Description

This course is appropriate for all students, including students with no background in music and/or physics. Physical principles are introduced, and these ideas are used to explain phenomena and devices associated with music and the perception of music. Topics include hearing, musical scales and temperaments, history and physics of instruments, objective and subjective measurement of sound, etc.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Natural Science (NS)
Context of Experience: Not Applicable
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Existing Course: Existing
Existing Course Number: Physics 007
Course Anticipated to be offered: Every Semester
Other (if specified): 
Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 28


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