Fall 2016

Acoustics for Musicians (Physics 371)

Intended for music students who wish to learn about physical basis of sound, sound perception, musical scales, musical instruments, and room acoustics.  May not be taken by Physics majors to count as physics credit.  Prerequisites:  Completion of QR-A, high-school algebra. Intended primarily for musicians and others with some music background.

Time and Location:

Mo We 12:05PM - 12:55PM

2223 Chamberlin Hall

Sep 7, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016

Textbook (optional):

Musical Acoustics

by Donald E. Hall

Brooks/Cole, 3rd Edition (2001)

ISBN-10: 0534377289

ISBN-13: 978-0534377281

Spring 2016

High-Energy Astrophysics (Physics 772)

Interactions among the particles, fields, and radiation of interstellar and intergalactic space. Gamma-ray, x-ray, and cosmic- ray production, propagation, and detection.  Prerequisites:  Physics 721 or 322, basic knowledge of special relativity, basic differential equations.

Time and Location:

Mo We 3:30PM - 4:45AM

2120 Chamberlin Hall

Jan 20, 2016 - May 4, 2016


High Energy Astrophysics

by Malcolm S. Longair

Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition (2011)

ISBN-10: 0521756189

ISBN-13: 978-0521756181