Musical Acoustics

Physics 054

Usual Description

The basic principles of physics (mechanics, wave motion, and sound) that influence the design and performance characteristics of musical instruments will be studied. The major groups of modern orchestral and keyboard instruments will be discussed, and the physics of hearing, singing, harmony, tuning temperaments, and room acoustics will be included. Group projects will be required.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Physics 054 Taught by Robert Owen
Physics 054 Taught by Rob Owen
Physics 054 Taught by Rob Owen