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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHS 107
Title The Physics of Music and Voice
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites PHS101A or PHS211A or PHS221


Introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of acoustics, particularly as applied to the performing arts. Topics will include a description of waves and wave motion; frequency and pitch; interference, standing, waves, and resonance; intensity levels and loudness. The course will also explore the fundamentals of musical instruments, including stringed instruments, woodwinds, and percussion. Three lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Together with PHS101A or PHS211A or PHS221 this course satisfies the Laboratory Sequence.