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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
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 3741 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 TBA TBA TBA Ronald MacTaylor


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.