Postgraduate Course: Acoustics (MUSI11047)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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.
The course consists of two parts: a lectured technical/mathematical component (weeks 1-8), and a hands-on practical component (weeks 9-12). In the first part of the course there are eight lectures and eight tutorials that cover a range of topics related to vibration and sound. In the second part of the course, during the final few weeks of teaching, you will undertake work on a short project, involving the analysis of room impulse responses.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 1. Demonstrate familiarity with the wave equation for string vibration and traveling wave decompositions.
- 2. Demonstrate familiarity with the equation of motion of a vibrating bar and with the equation of motion of a vibrating membrane.
- 3. Derive expressions for modal shapes and frequencies for simple systems and calculate expressions for phase and group velocity for a given system.
- 4. Demonstrate familiarity with the three-dimensional linear acoustic wave equation, including the assumptions and approximations made in its derivation.
- 5. Evidence an understanding of the basic principles of room acoustics, including the analysis of impulse response measurements.
|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||Mr Alistair Carson
|Course secretary||Mrs Carrie Parker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422