Course information (from the syllabus)
I am also providing Some lecture notes which specifically cover material I am lecturing on but which is not well treated in the first set of notes. These were last updated 2 April (through Chapter 10, Impedance). They DO COVER reeds and impedance.
In addition I am providing My lecture notes for Physics 224, the predecessor course, as reference. There is some overlap between these courses and you may sometimes find these notes useful for background material.
You can find some nice (qualitative, introductory) discussion of some sound phenomena at this HTML page.
Do the reading before, rather than after, the course meetings. I will make every effort to have them available well ahead of time.
|Date||Lecture topic||Reading||Other materials|
|3 January||(re)Introduction to waves||Notes Chapter 4||First chapter of additional notes|
|8 January||Waves in air: basic equations, speed of sound||Notes Chapter 4||First chapter of additional notes|
|10 January||Intensity, 1/r*r law, reflections||Notes Chapter 4||None|
|15 January||Reflections and reverberation||Notes 4.3 and 4.4||None|
|17 January||More on reverberation||Notes 4.4||See WebCT!|
|22 January||Interference and directionality||Notes Chapter 5, Chapter 6||extra notes chapter 3|
|24 January||Source interference and diffraction||Notes Chapter 6||Extra notes chapter 4|
|29 January||Diffraction, Reflection, Refraction||Notes Chapter 6||Nice page and fancy page on refraction: Role of refraction in war|
|31 January||Reflection and music halls||See WebCT||none|
|5 February||Reflection and impedance||Phys 224 notes, Chapter 19|
|7 February||Reflection and normal modes in tubes||Ph224 notes, chapter 21|
|12 February||Normal modes in tubes||Ph224 notes, chapter 21; ph225 extra notes|
|14 February||resonances in Tubes and cones||same as above|
|19 February||Midterm (in class)||What can I bring?|
|21 February||End corrections||Extra notes|
|4 March||End corrections: emission||Extra notes|
|6 March||Resonances and Q||Extra notes|
|11 March||Resonant Q and viscosity||Extra notes|
|13 March||Resonant Q and impedance||Extra notes|
|18 March||Finishing viscosity and Q||Extra notes|
|25 March||Reeds||Phys 224 notes, Chapter 23||See WebCT|
|27 March||Reeds: single, double, lip||see WebCT|
|1 April||Impedance||extra notes||see WebCT|
|3 April||Finger holes, impedance||extra notes|
|8 April||Shock development in brass||Paper on shock waves|
|10 April||Review||Bring questions!|