Course Pack: PRINCIPLES OF MUSICAL ACOUSTICS - by W.M. Hartmann at Ned's Bookstore on Grand River Class: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:20 in room 1415 BPS Instructor: Professor W.M. Hartmann, 171 Giltner Hall Office hours: 10 - noon on Wednesdays, or by appointment. hartmann@pa.msu.edu; www.pa.msu.edu/acoustics Assisted by: Matt Goupell, 171 Giltner Hall, goupell@pa.msu.edu Topics and text assignments Ch. = Chapters of the text to read Ex. = Recommended exercises 1 Tu 13 J: Science and acoustics, Ch.1; Simple harmonic motion, frequency, period, amplitude, sine function, Ch.2; Ex. 2.1, 2.2 2 Th 15 J: Instantaneous phase, free vibrators, natural modes, multimode systems, Ch.2 and Ch.3; Ex. 2.3, 3.1-3 3 Tu 20 J: Spectrum, resonance, adding waves, Ch.3; Ex. 3.4-7 4 Th 22 J: Transducers, electronic instrumentation, Ch.4; Ex. 4.1-5 [Quiz 1, Chapters 1, 2, 3] 5 Tu 27 J: Sound waves in matter, polarization, speed of sound, Ch.5; Ex. 5.1, 5.4, 5.5 6 Th 29 J: Traveling waves in space and time, wavelength, Ch.5; Ex. 5.2, 5.3 [Quiz 2, Chapters 2, 3, 4] 7 Tu 3 F: Wave interference, beats, reflection, refraction, diffraction, Ch.6; Ex. 6.1-4 8 Th 5 F: Standing waves, standing waves on strings, Ch.7; Ex.7.1-5 [Quiz 3, Chapters 5, 6] 9 Tu 10 F: Standing waves in pipes, Ch.8; Ex. 8.1-3 10 Th 12 F: Fourier analysis and synthesis, periodicity again, Ch.9; Ex. 9.1-3 [Quiz 4, Chapters 7, 8] 11 Tu 17 F: Sound radiation, intensity, sound level, decibels, Ch.10; Ex. 10.1-6 12 Th 19 F: dB drill, Auditory anatomy and tuning, Ch. 10, 11; [Quiz 5, Chapter 9] 13 Tu 24 F: Auditory physiology, loudness, Ch. 11, 12 ; Ex. 11.1-7 14 Th 26 F: Loudness and pitch, Ch.12, 13; Ex. 12.1-5; Ex. 13.2-4 [Quiz 6, Chapters 10, 11] 15 Tu 2 M: Localization of sound, Ch.14; Ex. 14.1-5 16 Th 4 M: Walls - reflection, transmission, absorption, Ch.15; Ex. 15.5 [Quiz 7, Chapters 12, 13, 14] 8 M - 12 M SPRING BREAK 17 Tu 16 M: Room acoustics, reverberation Ch.15; Ex. 15.1-4 18 Th 18 M: Audio and electroacoustics transducers, Ch.16, Ex. 16.1-7. [Quiz 8, Chapters 14, 15] 19 Tu 23 M: Nonlinearity and distortion, Ch.17; Ex. 17.1-6. 20 Th 25 M: Audio systems, Ch.18; Ex. 18.1-4 [Quiz 9, Chapters 16, 17] 21 Tu 30 M: Loudspeakers, Ch.19; Ex. 19.1-5 22 Th 1 A: Digital audio, Ch.20; Ex. 20.1-4 [Quiz 10, Chapters 18, 19] 23 Tu 6 A: The Rooms Experience; Room 10 Communication Arts Building 24 Th 8 A: Broadcasting, CW, AM, FM, Ch.21; Ex. 21.1-4 [Quiz 11, Chapter 20] 25 Tu 13 A: Vocal anatomy, phonemes and formants, Ch.22; Ex. 22.1-6 26 Th 15 A: Spectrograms, Brass instruments, Ch.23; Ex. 23.1, 23.3. [Quiz 12, Chapters 21, 22] 27 Tu 20 A: Woodwind instruments, Ch.24; Ex. 24.2, 24.3, 24.5 28 Th 22 A: String instruments, Ch.25; Ex. 25.2, 25.4, 25.5 [Quiz 13, Chapters 23, 24] 29 Tu 27 A: Percussion instruments, Ch.26, Ex. 24.1, 24.2, 24.5 30 Th 29 A: Electronic musical instruments, Ch.27, Evaluation, Course Review Grading: 13 Quizzes, every Thursday starting 22 Jan. and through 22 April. Each quiz is 40 points; drop the lowest score; 12 times 40 = 480 points. Final Exam: Wednesday 5 May 12:45-2:45 pm. Place to be announced, Comprehensive, 200 points. Final grade: Based on 680 total points.

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