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PHY 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Physics Of Music
Ub Seminar-Physics Of Music HARR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23923   Enrollment Capacity:   28
Section:   HARR   Enrollment Total:   28
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   08/29/2022 - 12/09/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Room:   Frnczk 219 view map
Location:   North Campus      
PHY 199 - HAR - The Physics of Music description- Have you ever wondered why certain musical instruments sound the way they do? Or how sounds are created in electronic dance music or modern Pop productions? Is vinyl really better than digital music? In this course, we will answer these and other questions about sound and music by discussing the physical, mathematical and perceptual foundations of music. Topics will include the generation and propagation of sound (especially in regards to musical instruments), biological and psychological foundations of sound perception, harmony, sound analysis, sound synthesis, as well as sound recording and reproduction.
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  Course Description
The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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