VCC International

Physics of Music (PHYS 1190)

This course surveys the physics concepts related to music and is aimed primarily at non-science students. The course covers the propagation of sound, as well as the production and perception of music. Physics concepts will be illustrated using demonstrations and hands-on laboratory activities. Students will have the opportunity to perform simple physics experiments on actual musical instruments.

Prerequisites: Precalculus 11 with a C or VCC MATH 0861/0871 with a C or 72% on the VCC Intermediate algebra assessment.

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Credits: 3.0

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