week | date | reading | daily topics, links & demos | worksheets |
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1 | Sept 24 W | website | Periodic sounds, frequency, functions | funcs, soln |
25 Th X-hr | Resources page |
Tool session: using audacity
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26 F | 2.3, 3.1-3.2, 5.4-5.4.2 | Pure tones, sinusoidal and circular motion. musical frequencies, addition formula (also here) | addn, soln | |
27 Sa: Takacs Quartet, Hopkins center, relates to much of this course | ||||
29 M | 3.3, 6.7 | Combining tones, beats, perfect intervals | zerocross | |
2 | Oct 1 W | 2.8, 6.4.1 | HW1 due. Fourier series (use this), the harmonic series, and the first of many auditory illusions | |
2 Th X-hr | - | Using praat
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3 F | 2.8.3 | Spectrogram, partials (touch tone info) | fourier | |
6 M | 3.6-3.9, 3.10.2-3.13 | Tuning systems (harpsichord demo) | pythag | |
3 | 8 W | 2.5, 3.10.1, Benson Ch. 4 | HW2 due. Complex sounds: perceived pitch, Helmholtz theory of dissonance | diss |
9 Th X-hr | - | Quiz 1 (answers, 30 mins, start at 12:00pm, bring calculators) | ||
10 F | 4.20, 7.4.6, 7.8 | Travelling waves | ||
13 M | - | speed of sound, echoes, spacetime diagrams. | ||
4 | 15 W | 7.12 | HW3 due. Doppler effect (applet) and the Hammond organ (Leslie) | doppler |
17 F | 4.19.3-4.24.2 | Loudness and intensity, decibels | dB | |
20 M | 1.2.2-4, 5.3, 8.1-8.3.1 | Sounds sources: oscillators | accel | |
5 | 22 W | 8.10.1 | HW4 due. Damping and Q-factor. | decay |
23 Th X-hr | - | practise exam problem session (practise problems, last year's exam [solutions], flashcards) | ||
Midterm: Thursday Oct 23, 6-8 pm, Carson L01 (solutions) | ||||
24 F | Complex vibration modes of extended bodies. | |||
27 M | 8.5-8.7.1 | Modes of an elastic string. Plucked strings. | hitbar | |
6 | 29 W | HW5 due. Damping and excitation of strings, bowing. | ||
30 Th X-hr | - | |||
31 F | 8.7.5 | Plucked and bowed strings. Pipe resonances. | ||
Nov 3 M | 8.7.4, 8.3.3 | More pipes, stretched partials, Helmholtz resonator. | openclosed | |
7 | 5 W | 8.9 | HW6 due. Resonance. | |
7 F | this | Human voice: speech, formants, singing. sopranos, von Kempelen's machine. | ||
10 M | 7.10, 7.13.2, 8.10.1, App.7 | Singing. Architectural acoustics: reverberation and early reflections. | ||
8 | 12 W | HW7 due. Derive Sabine's formula. Ray reflection, method of images. | ||
13 Th X-hr | Quiz 2 (25 mins, bring calculators). | |||
14 F | 7.8, 7.11 | Multiple images and lattices. Interference, wave phenomena. | image | |
17 M | Deadline to choose project topics. Diffraction of waves. Human hearing and physiology. | |||
9 | 19 W | HW8 due. Human frequency sensitivity, masking, directional sensing. | direction | |
21 F | electronic music recording and reproduction. sampling | sampling | ||
24 M | (no lecture) | |||
26 W - 30 Su: --------- Thanksgiving recess --------- | ||||
Dec 1 M | - | Math in music composition, (Paganini 24th Caprice theme, Rachmaninov Rhapsody Op.43, inversion of melody) | groups | |
10 | 3 W | - | Project Presentations (usual lecture slot) | |
Project Presentation Pizza Evening: Wednesday Dec 3, 6-8 pm, Kemeny 105 (note, not 108!) | ||||
5 Fr | - | (usual lecture time) Exam review session (optional); practise questions. last year's final (solutions). | ||
Final Exam: Tuesday Dec 9, 8-11 am, Kemeny 105 (note, not 108). Project write-ups due at my office, 5pm, Tues Dec 9. (solutions) |