Dr. Dan Boye , Fall 2006
Office: Dana 134
Appointments: I am generally available from 9:00-5:00 M-F.  Communication with me by email is very reliable.  If my office light is on and I'm not there, check in the Dana basement (Room B36) or in the Physics Office.

Phone: 894-2394
daboye@davidson.edu

Physics 115
Musical Technology

Course Syllabus
Performance Calendar
Physics Video Demonstrations

The class will attend Opera Carolina's production of Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly on October 26. Directions to the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Giacomo Puccini

(1858 - 1924)

Biography 

Madama Butterfly synopsis 

 

Supplementary Material:

Wave properties and phenomena
Wave Motion
Speed of Sound Exercise
Standing wave Exercise
Doppler Effect Demo

Superposition Physlet

Interference and Diffraction
PlotFunction and Data Physlet

The ear and hearing
How the Ear Works

Physiology of the Ear

Basilar Membrane Movies: High Freq.    Medium Freq.    Low Freq.
Fletcher-Munson diagram
Psycho-acoustical Exercises

Masking
Octaves

Decibel Size

dBA, dBB, dBC scales
Davidson Noise Ordinances

Room acoustics
Dana Acoustics Exercise
Room Acoustics Exercise
Measuring Reverberation Time
Criteria for judging room acoustics
Calculation of Reverberation Time
Calculation Example
Hi-Fi Criteria
Speaker Placement

Timbre
Fundamental Statements of Fourier Analysis
Sound Clip Search site

Web demonstrations
Windows Media Player Visualization Site
Just Noticeable Difference
Virtual Pitch

Phase Information & Hearing
Synthesizer
Vibrato: amplitude and frequency

Primary Beats and Combination Tones
Harmonic Series
Linear and Logarithmic Scales

Java2 Sound Tool

Electricity & magnetism
Lamp Circuits Exercise
Magnetism Exercise

Digital audio
Digital Speech Site
Huffman Coding

Books on reserve in library:
Musical Acoustics, Hall  

Links to bios of Famous Scientists involved in Acoustics:

Jules Lissajous

Robert Hooke

Blaise Pascal

Heinrich Hertz

Isaac Newton

Christian Huygens

Christian Doppler

Marin Mersenne

Joseph Fourier

Hermann von Helmholtz

Robert Moog

Alexander G. Bell

Georg Ohm

Michael Faraday

James Watt

 

Links to acoustic information and companies:

Inventor's Hall of Fame

San Francisco's Exploratorium

Find Sounds

Digital Encoding Patent

Active Noise Control

Dolby Labs

DVD Specs

Martin Guitar

Lissajous Demo

Sound Barrier

Yamaha

Klipsch Horns

Dolby Tech Info

Digital AV

Auditory Research

NYC Opera links

Musical Epochs

Crutchfield

Solen Electronique

AudioTechnica Mikes

Pinnacle Speakers (Diaduct)

Flute History

Kaman Music

Recorder Homepage

Classroom Standards

Bose

Neumann Mikes

Sony

Recorded History

ecoustics.com

Pipe Organ Diagram

Room Criteria

TDK recordable media

NXT flat panel speakers

NXT home

WWV NIST radio

 Promenade around the cochlea

 Speech Internet Dictionary

 Parts Express

Classic Mikes

MXL-USB mike