ISP215 - Science of Sound Fall 2014
Syllabus (Fall 2014)
Optional Question session Wednesday Dec 10 from 12:45-1:45pm in our normal classroom
FINAL EXAM Thursday Dec 11 from 12:45-2:45pm in our normal classroom
Grades were submitted to registrar 12/15/2014.
i-phone video of guitar strings (Warning: contains "rolling shutter" effect)
Bowed violin string in slow motion
Class on 10/28/2014 is replaced by an optional voluntary
Rooms Experience meeting at the lab in Room 10B of the Communication
Arts building. It will take place at our usual time (12:40pm).
Room 10B is in the basement of Comm. Arts: use the stairs (or elevator)
down one floor on the WEST end of the building.
Equal loudness ("Fletcher-Munson") curves (.pdf file)
Outer and middle ear (for Lecture 13)
Inner ear: simplified cochlea (for Lecture 13)
Example for Lecture 10: Adding some sine waves
Example for Lecture 10: Adding two sine waves: 1000Hz and 1250Hz
Animations of a wave (Lecture 9/16/2014)
Animations of a wave pulse
(The picture understates the number of air molecules, and ignores their random motions.)
We will use the i>clicker student response system in this class.
Clickers give students a chance to participate actively,
and give the instructor additional feedback on whether concepts are
You can use either i>clicker + or i>clicker 2; but not the phone app version.
You must register your clicker: go to
and follow the directions there. Put your MSU student ID number in the
"Student ID" box. If you make a mistake in registering, just register again:
the most recently entered information will take precedence.
No cheating: bringing someone else's clicker to class, or having someone else
use your clicker will result in zero clicker points for the semester for both