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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHS 107 The Physics of Music and Voice

4 Credit(s)
Introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of acoustics, particularly as applied to the performing arts. Topics will include a description of waves and wave motion; frequency and pitch; interference, standing, waves, and resonance; intensity levels and loudness. The course will also explore the fundamentals of musical instruments, including stringed instruments, woodwinds, and percussion. Three lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Together with PHS 101A  or PHS 211A  or PHS 221  this course satisfies the Laboratory Sequence. Prerequisite: PHS 101A  or PHS 211A  or PHS 221 .