Dr. Paulo Bedaque
2105 John S. Toll Physics Building
There will be three tests worth 30% of the final grade
Homework will count as 10%. An alternative to a test will be
arranged in case health problems prevent a student to attend a test
(with a written notice of the doctor).
Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am or any other time
previously arranged with the instructor.
Berg and Stork, The Physics of Sound, third edition
homework 1 due before class on February 15th solution
homework 2 due before class on February 27th solution
homework 3 due before cass on March 14th solution
homework 4 due before class on March 31th solution
homework 5 due before class on April 28th
midterm 1 (a) (b)
Slides from lectures
These slides are supposed to be complementary to what we
in class so they are not meant as a substitute to attending classes,
taking notes and reading the book. Still, you may find them useful.
Another problem is that some of the animations are not included in the
powerpoint file. They do not contain many words and explanations.
Slides for the classes up to Feb. 8th
Slides for classes up to Feb. 18th
Slides for the classes on Fouries analysis, up to Feb. 22nd
Slides for the classe on the decibel scale, up to March 14th
Slides for the classes on standing waves, normal modes and resonance, up to March 26th
Slides for the classes on humar hearing, up to April 2nd
Slides for the class on the human voice, April 4th
Slides for the review session on April 7th and 9th
Slides for the room acoustics classes, up to April 25th
Slides for the music theory, temperament classes
Slides for the hardware (louspeakers, digital recording) classes
Slides for the classes on instruments
Slides for the last review session
Is it true that sound diffraction changed the result of the Civil War ? Find out at Echoes Winter.
Sounds Amazing is
a great website with explanations and (virtual) hands on demonstrations
of many of the topics we weill cover in class. highly recommended.
The Soundry: interesting website with animated demonstrations of the physics of sound
You can find the oscilloscope software (and
other goodies) here
The movie about interference shown in class is here.
The interference applet is here.
The Doppler effect applet
The Fourier series applet is here.
The spectrograph used in class is available here.
A shareware multitone generator is available here.
An interesting collection of sound illusions.
Two great BBC audio documentaries about sound, consoncances/dissonances, ...