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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

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PHYS 224 Physics of Music (3 unités)

Offered by: Physique (Sciences)

Vue d'ensemble

Physique : An introduction to the physics of music. Properties of sound and their perception as pitch, loudness, and timbre. Dissonance, consonance, and musical intervals and tuning. Physics of sound propagation and reflection. Resonance. Acoustic properties of pipes, strings, bars, and membranes, and sound production in wind, string, and percussion instruments. The human voice. Room reverberation and acoustics. Directional characteristics of sound sources.

Terms: Automne 2024

Instructors: Sankey (Childress), Jack (Fall)

  • Fall

  • 3 hours lectures

  • Designed for students in the Faculty of Music but suitable for students with an interest in music and its physical basis.

  • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHYS 225

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