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The University of New Mexico
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Phyc 108 - Introduction to Musical Acoustics

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Introduction to Musical Acoustics Physics 108 Spring 2010 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 00 12 15 Regener Hall Room 103 Instructor Prof Patricia Henning Course Philosophy Many people are scared off by physics these days which is a real shame because physics is really just thinking about how things work In this class we ll look at sound production propagation how it travels and detection as well as music and musical instruments the human voice and hearing and acoustics of the environment Topics will include general properties of sound applications to musical instruments the human ear the human voice room acoustics electronic reproduction and synthesis of sound harmonics tone quality pitch and musical scales This class will focus on the physical concepts of musical acoustics There will be some lecturing and lecture demonstrations computer simulations guest speakers instrumentalists field trips small group hands on activities and class discussions Class time will focus on concepts and making sure we all understand them Reading the textbook is important for full understanding of the material and I will let you know what to read as we go along Also homework questions will help you in understanding and studying the material and illustrate the most important concepts Extra Help I hope you will feel very free to come talk to me about any aspect of the course and especially if you need a little extra help There is CAPS Center for Academic Program Support and you re welcome to use that resource but I ve noticed that beyond the basic physics we ll be dealing with the CAPS tutors don t necessarily have much experience with musical acoustics So start the homeworks when they re assigned and come to me with any questions you might have Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 15 1 15 room 109 Regener Hall phone 277 5911 If you would like to talk about any aspect of the course and you can t make those times we can make an appointment By far the best method for contacting me outside of



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