Course Supervisor and Lecturer: Prof. Jack Hughes, Busch Campus, Serin-307, Tel: (732)445-0980, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Instructor: Young Jai Choi, Busch Campus, SRN-229W, Tel: (732)445-0298, e-mail: email@example.com
Textbook: The Science of Sound, 3rd Edition, by T.D. Rossing, F.R. Moore, & P.A. Wheeler (required) available from the bookstore.
Overview: The scientific basis of sound: waves, vibrating systems, normal modes, Fourier analysis and synthesis, perception and measurement of sound, noise, musical instruments, room acoustics, sound recording and reproduction, electronic synthesizers, and digital sound.
Format: The course consists of 2 lectures and 1 laboratory session each week.
Lectures: The lectures are given MTh3* (11:45AM - 12:40PM) in the Physics Lecture Hall, Busch Campus.
Laboratory: The laboratory experiments are held on Friday, period 2 (9:50AM - 11:10AM), in the Serin Physics Building, Busch Campus, in room 232. The lab schedule web page ( http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~jackph/2005s/labs.html) gives complete and up-to-date information on the lab experiments, including downloadable write-ups and report forms. Labs will need to be completed in class and handed in before you leave. Be sure to print out a copy of the write-up and report form beforehand, read it, and come to lab prepared!
Grading and Assessment: Final grades will be based on the following elements
Announcements: Special announcements will be posted on the web. The home page for the course is http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~jackph/2005s
Office Hours: Your TA will announce his office hour the first week of class. You may also come by Prof. Hughes' office anytime or send him questions via e-mail.
Two terms of introductory physics and two terms of calculus. Primarily for science majors.
Please send any comments to Jack Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised January 7, 2005