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MSWI-224C The Physics of Acoustic Music

3 Credits

Music enriches our lives and plays major role in societies, cultures and economies around the globe. In this course, we will explore the underlying physic behind acoustic music. We will start with a general description of sound waves before delving into how sound is produced by musical instruments. We will cover how we perceive music, including the functioning of our ears, and will analyze notes, musical scales and chords in terms of the frequencies involve. The surroundings in which we will examine the acoustics of indoor and outdoor spaces.