Physics 1082 Physics of Musical Sound
This course explores “how music works” from a physics point of view – what generates sound, how it propagates, and how it is measured and characterized. Although we focus primarily on the physical “laws” describing sound, the study of musical sound (or musical acoustics) is actually an interdisciplinary subject that includes the physiology of the ear, the psychology of how the brain interprets the ear’s signals, and some elements of music theory. The course starts with basic elements of acoustics, and then continues by studying the particular sounds of various types of musical instruments and the human voice.
Physics 2130 Electric Fields and Circuits
The essential phenomena of the electromagnetic interaction are introduced. The basic relations are then specialized for a more detailed study of linear circuit theory. Laboratory work stresses the fundamentals of electronic instrumentation and measurement with basic circuit components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors.
Physics 1130 Introductory Physics I
Physics 1140 Introductory Physics II
Physics 1510 Introductory Astronomy