PHYS 205

Physics of Music

This course is intended primarily for students having some background in music. The scientific aspects of musical sound are treated including the basic physics of vibrating systems, wave phenomena, and acoustics and their applications to musical instruments and musical perception. A weekly laboratory is required.

Prerequisites: One semester of college-level music theory, formal music training, or permission of the instructor. Students who have PHYS 205 transfer credit may not take this course.