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In this course students learn the basic concepts of acoustics and electronics and how they can applied to understand musical sound and make music with electronic instruments. Topics include: sound waves, musical sound, basic electronics, and applications of these basic principles in amplifiers and speaker design....

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Week 1 - Introduction RC & Introduction to Electrical Circuits MB

Introduction to oscillations and sound waves, simple oscillating systems, sound pressure, sound waves, the speed of sound, wavelength, frequency and pitch, sound pressure level, loudness, making sound, properties of musical sound versus “noise”. Electronics fundamentals - charge, current, voltage, power, resistance, Ohm’s law, DC circuits, finding currents and voltages in simple circuits. ...
13 vídeos (Total de 140 min), 8 leituras
Video13 videos
Oscillations in Space and Time 11min
Time and Frequency Domain Representations of Sound 7min
Auditory Perception and Sound Localization 15min
Acoustic Resonance: Helmholtz Resonators 16min
Acoustic Resonance: Loudspeakers 2min
Electrical Charge and Current 13min
Electric Fields and Electric Potential 14min
Electrical Circuits: Kirchoff's Voltage Law 8min
Electrical Circuits: Voltage Dividers 6min
Volume Control and Loudness Perception 7min
Electrical Circuits: Kirchoff's Current Law 13min
Electrical Circuits: Nodal Analysis 13min
Reading8 leituras
About the Professors10min
About the Teaching Assistant10min
Grading and Logistics10min
Suggested Readings10min
Building the Amplifier and Ordering the Kit10min
Complex Number Proficiency Self-Assessment10min
General Overview10min


2 horas para concluir

Week 2 - Acoustic Resonance RC & Electrical Circuits MB

Reflection and absorption of sound, resonances in air columns, resonances in enclosures and rooms, diffraction and diffusion of sound, reverberation, principles of designing a good music studio. AC signals, phase and complex numbers, capacitors, inductors, transformers, impedance, AC circuits and AC circuit analysis, simple filters (high-pass, low-pass, band-pass)...
13 vídeos (Total de 84 min), 1 teste
Video13 videos
Effects of String Parameters on Resonant Modes 7min
Resonant Modes in a Room 4min
Resonant Modes in a Duct 6min
Reverberation and Room Acoustics 8min
Power and Energy 6min
Power and Energy Dissipation in Circuits 9min
Real Voltage and Current Sources6min
Impedence Matching Derivation 4min
Ideal and Real Current Sources 7min
Operational Amplifiers 6min
Using the OP AMP as a voltage follower 4min
Inverting OP AMP Configuration 4min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test for Weeks 1 and 256min


2 horas para concluir

Week 3 - Some Necessary Mathematics MB & AC Circuit Analysis

Transistors, vacuum tubes, opamps, amplification, power gain, single-stage amplifiers. Converting sound to electrical signals –microphones and guitar pickups, converting electrical signals to sound – loudspeakers ...
18 vídeos (Total de 148 min)
Video18 videos
Mathematics: Sample Derivatives and Rules?5min
The Number e; Derivatives of sin and cos 8min
Simple Harmonic Oscillator 11min
Complex Numbers and Arithmetic 10min
Complex Exponentials and Eulers Formula 11min
Phasors 8min
Capacitors 9min
Transient Analysis of an RC Circuit 8min
Frequency Response of an RC Circuit 5min
Inductors 8min
Transient Response of an RL Circuit 5min
RL Lowpass and Highpass Circuits 6min
Phasors in AC Circuit Analysis 8min
Generalized Impedance 9min
Circuit Analysis Example 8min
Impedance Analysis of RL Circuit 6min
Filters as Frequency Dependant Voltage Dividers 7min


3 horas para concluir

Week 4 - AC Signals & Loudspeakers and Radiation RC

Electric guitar electronics, pickup design, pickup placement and tone, volume control circuits, tone control circuits. Overview of a simple guitar amplifier, power supply, volume control, preamp, tone control, power amp section....
15 vídeos (Total de 127 min), 1 teste
Video15 videos
Fourier Series of a Triangle Wave 3min
Overtone Spectrums and Fourier Series 9min
Graphical Interpretation of Fourier Series Integrals 7min
Spectral Analysis 7min
Spectral Analysis Examples 10min
Filters applied to Frequency spectra 9min
Construction of a Guitar Pickup 8min
Electrical Model of a Guitar Pickup 9min
Guitar Pickup Analysis Continued (wr Q) 7min
Frequency Response of a Guitar Pickup 6min
Loudspeaker Radiation and Directionality 10min
Loudspeaker Radiation, Continued 8min
Electromechanical Model of a Loudspeaker 9min
Loudspeaker and Transducer Parameters 8min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test for Weeks 3 and 4min
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por ISOct 27th 2016

Absolutely Excellent Course, Fantastic teaching; I found the circuit analysis for the last two weeks really challenging (in a good way). Very glad I stuck with it and finished it.

por AKSep 21st 2015

Good course. I enjoyed watching the lectures, especially from Bocco. The quizzes were also very representative of the course materials. Thanks for a good learning experience.


Robert Clark

Provost and Senior Vice President for Research and Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Mark Bocko

Distinguished Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sobre University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery....

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