Dr. Dan Boye , Fall 1998
Office: Dana 112A
Phone: 892-2394

Physics 115
Musical Technology

Course Syllabus
Performance Calendar
Homework Solutions

The class will attend Opera Carolina's production of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida on October 15.

Giuseppe Verdi

(1812 - 1901)


Aida synopsis 

Supplementary Material:

Dolby Surround Sound
Doppler Effect Demo
Physiology of the Ear
PlotFunction Physlet
Superposition Physlet
Calculation of Reverberation Time
Criteria for judging room acoustics
Computer Simulation of Concert Halls
Pipe Organ Diagram

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 Paul Klipsch

Links to acoustic information and companies:

Synthesis Methods Kaman Music Yamaha NYC Opera Links DVD Information DVD Specs
Martin Guitar Lissajous Demo San Francisco's Exploratorium Another Musical Acoustics Course Klipsch Horns  
Auditory Perception Dolby Labs Sony Lots of Acoustical Links Solen Electronique  
Room Acoustics Flute History Recorder Homepage Pinnacle Speakers (Diaduct) Bose  

Music Search Engines:

Lycos Sound & Picture Search

Yahoo's Music Search Page