2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    May 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PH 170 - Music and Sound

(3.00 cr.)

An introduction to the physical basis of sound in general and of music in particular. The nature of sound as a wave in air is treated first, and the physical quantities which correspond to pitch, volume, and timbre are examined. Topics include sound production in wind, stringed, and electronic instruments; underlying basis of harmony, dissonance and scales; and the human auditory detection system. Fulfills one math/science core requirement.

Sessions Typically Offered: Varies
Years Typically Offered: Varies

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