PHYS-017 The science of sound and sight
Fall for 2016-2017
The nature of sound and light is addressed in the context of our auditory and visual senses. Physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of the ear and the pathway to the cerebral cortex, and the psychology of perception are drawn upon to understand musical instruments as well as our perception of music. The richness of color sensation in nature and art is addressed by similarly drawing on the physics of light, as well as the anatomy, physiology and psychology of vision. Technological approaches to correcting ocular and auditory defects are addressed as well as means of enhancing or extending the senses of sight and hearing. This course, in conjunction with a core math/science course, may be used to satisfy the College math/science requirement.
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Summer '17: Esrick M (file download)
Fall '16: Johnson P (file download)
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