Fundamental Acoustics 1

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171ZAK1 ZK 2 2T Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

This course explains the basic events and concepts of physical, spatial and musical acoustics.

Mode of study

Contact instruction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge of math and physics.

Course contents

1.Oscillation and its basic dimensions

  1. dampened and non-dampened oscillations, resonance
  2. Compostion of oscillations, harmonic tones, spectrum
  3. Wave in point order and its basic dimensions
  4. Gradual longitudinal and transverse waves
  5. wave reflection, interference, rise of standing longitudinal and transverse waves
  6. Spatial waves, plane and spherical waves
  7. Wave spread in gas, liquid and solid environments
  8. Huyghen's principle, wave spread around a barrier, reflection and bending waves
  9. The Doppler principle, boundary conditions, Chladni patterns
  10. Basic acoustic dimensions and their interpretation.
  11. Excursions to non-echoic locations, their use and physical properties.

Recommended or required reading

V. Syrový: Hudební akustika, AMU 2003, kap. 1,2,7

V. Syrový, Malý slovník základních pojmů z hudební akustiky a hudební elektroniky, AMU 2001

Assessment methods and criteria

Active in the course.



Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans