Postgraduate Course: Acoustics (MUSI11047)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introductory course on audible acoustic waves in air, and of the vibration of simple systems including strings, bars and membranes, as well as acoustic tubes.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 16,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 21,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 9,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% problem sets (three)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the three-dimensional linear acoustic wave equation, understanding and explaining the assumptions and approximations made in its derivation.
- Define specific acoustic impedance, and derive the specific acoustic impedance for plane and spherical sound waves.
- Have familiarity with the wave equation for string vibration, and traveling wave decompositions.
- Have familiarity with the equation of motion of a vibrating bar and with the equation of motion of a vibrating membrane.
- Be capable of deriving expressions for modal shapes and frequencies for simple systems and be able to calculate expressions for phase and group velocity for a given system.
|Numerical Sound Synthesis: Finite Difference Schemes and SImulation in Musical Acoustics (Bilbao)|
The Musician's Guide to Acoustics (Campbell and Greated)
Vibration and Sound (Morse)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Newton
|Course secretary||Miss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773