Introduction to Acoustics

Introduction to Acoustics
Mathematical descriptions of physical phenomena in generation, propagation, and reception of acoustic waves. Fundamental acoustical instrumentation and analysis techniques. Application of physical principles and mathematical models to realistic problems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 121 & PHSCS 123 & MATH 303; or PHSCS 121 & PHSCS 123 & MATH 334
 RecommendedConcurrent enrollment in Phscs 318 or equivalent.
Course Outcomes

Principles of Acoustics

Demonstrate a conceptual and mathematical understanding of acoustical phenomena, including source radiation, transmission, absorption, and reflection.

Acoustical Measurements and Reporting

Perform acoustical measurements, interpret the data, and document the results in the form of technical laboratory reports.

Acoustical Calculations

Appropriately calculate various measures of sound, including sound pressure level, transmission loss, sound power, weighted levels, and noise criteria.