Physics 120 Syllabus; Fall 2005

Class Date . Reading Exercises Activities
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1 8/25 . Ch1: 1.1-1.5 SOUND .

Introduction, Survey, Puzzle

Slinky, long springs

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2 8/30 . Ch1:1.6-1.12 SOUND Ch1: 3,5,9,11 LAB1
3 9/1 . Ch2: 2.1-2.8 VIBRATING SYSTEMS Ch2: 1,3,5,7 LoggerPro, LAB2
. JAVA APPLETS
4 9/6 . Ch3: 3.1-3.12 WAVES Ch3: 1,3,5,7,9,11 Wave Experiment, LAB3
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5 9/8 . Ch4: 4.1-4.11 RESONANCE Ch4: 1,3,5,7

Resonance Experiment

Wind Chimes Construction

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6 9/13 Quiz 1 Ch5: 5.1-5.9 HEARING Ch5: 1,3,5,7,9 GarageBand
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7 9/15 . Ch6: 6.1-6.7 SOUND PRESSURE Ch6: 1,3 PAPER 1 DUE
. AudioXplorer
8 9/20 . Ch6: 6.8-6.13 SOUND PRESSURE Ch6: 5,7,9
. Mathematica
9 9/22 . Ch7: 7.1-7.7 PITCH AND TIMBRE Ch7: 1,3,5,7 Group Concerts
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10 9/27 . Ch7: 7.8-7.14 PITCH AND TIMBRE Ch7: 9,11,13,15 Fourier Analysis, LAB4
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11 9/29 . Ch8: 8.1-8.7 COMB. TONES & HARMONY Ch8: 8.1,8.5 DECIBELS
. . . . Visit Recording Studio, CD company (MCOM)
12 10/4 . Ch8: 8.8-8.15 COMB. TONES & HARMONY Ch8: 8.7,8.9
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13 10/6 . Ch9: 9.1-9.8 MUSICAL SCALES Ch9: 3,5,7,9

LAB REPORTS DUE

Final version of PAPER 1 DUE

14 10/11 Ch10: 10.1-10.8 STRING INSTRUMENTS: VIOLIN Ch10: 1,3,5

Guest Player

LAB5

15 10/13 Ch10: 10.9-10.17 STRING INSTRUMENTS: GUITAR Ch10: 7

PAPER 2: My favorite song DUE

Cello class

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Fall Break 10/18 .
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16 10/20 Quiz 2 Ch11: 11.1-11.15 BRASS INSTRUMENTS Ch11: 1,3,5

INSTRUMENT PROPOSAL DUE

Guest Player

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17 10/25 . Ch12: 12.1-12.15 WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS Ch12: 1,3,5 LAB6
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18 10/27 . Ch13: 13.1-13.11 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS Ch13: 1,3,5
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19 11/1 . Ch13: 13.11-13.19 PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS Ch13: 7
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20 11/3 . Ch14: 14.1-14.9 KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS Ch14: 1,3,5 Visit: Carillon, Organ, Grand Piano
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21 11/8 Ch14: 14.10-14.16 KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS Ch14: 7 Movie: Guitar in Spain (Julian Bream)
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22 11/10 Ch15: 15.1-15.9 HUMAN VOICE: SPEECH PRODUCTION Ch15: 1,5,7,9 Guitar Construction: Will Haight
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23 11/15

QUIZ 3

Ch16: 16.1-16.9 HUMAN VOICE: SPEECH ANALYSIS Ch16: 1,3 Helium Voice
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24 11/17 . Ch17: 17.1-17.10 HUMAN VOICE: SINGING Ch17: 1,3,5 PAPER 3 DUE
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25 11/22 Ch22: 22.1-22.17 SOUND RECORDING Ch22: 1,3
GarageBand Songs DUE
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Thanksgiving 11/24 .
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26 11/29 . Ch23: 23.1-23.14 AUDITORIUM ACOUSTICS Ch23: 1,3,5 Tour Concert Hall
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27 12/1 Quiz 4 Ch29: 29.1-29.14 COMPUTER MUSIC Ch29: 3,5,7,9,11
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28 12/6 . STUDENT PRESENTATIONS I
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"FINAL EXAM" 12/14 . STUDENT PRESENTATIONS II (9-11 AM)

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR-FALL 2005