Workbook for the Fundamentals of Sound Science
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Using music as the vehicle for exploring sound, students uncover common principles of the everyday, physical world through a variety of activities such as comprehension questions, multiple choice and cloze exercises, and responding to charts. Topics of inquiry include distance velocity, scalars and vectors, harmonic motion, waves, the sources and physical properties of sound, and measurements of loudness. Students also use basic musicianship as the springboard for an examination of the Fourier Analysis of the Simplest Sound Spectra.
In conjunction with the main text, Workbook for the Fundamentals of Sound Science can be used for introductory courses in physics, including those at the high school level. The accessibility of the material, which does not require an extensive background in mathematics, also makes it appropriate for non-major, general education courses at the university level.