L&S Curricular Connections

L&S Discovery Courses

LS C70W / Physics C21

Physics and Music

Physical Science

2024 Spring | M, W 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm| Class # 19743

What can we learn about the nature of reality and the ways that we humans have invented to discover how the world works? An exploration of these questions through the physical principles encountered in the study of music. The applicable laws of mechanics, fundamentals of sound, harmonic content, principles of sound production in musical instruments, musical scales. Numerous illustrative lecture demonstrations will be given. Only the basics of high school algebra and geometry will be used.

Terms Offered

  • Spring 2024
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Terrence Buehler faculty profile
Terry Buehler (Physics)