Physics of Sound, 6 credits

Ljudfysik, 6 hp

TFYA65

Main field of study

Applied Physics Media Technology and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Per Sandström

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CMEN Media Technology and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 1 Swedish Norrköping C

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Media Technology and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Media Technology and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Signals and Systems, Transforms Theory

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the students knowledge about sound and acoustics.
After the course the student should be able to:

  • Recognize, describe and solve simple problems of sound generation, propagation and other phenomena related to sound waves.
  • Know and explain about the human perception of sound.
  • Understand and explain the description of sound in the frequency domain
  • Describe the function and properties of electronic circuits related to audio technology, and know how common audio related measurements are performed.
  • Understand the basic concepts of room acoustic and explain how to influence the acoustics of a room.
  • Know the basics of different audio formats, audio recording and post treatment as well as digital audio and signal processing.

Course content

Basic description of sound waves and physical phenomena related to them. Sound propagation and room acoustics. Psycho-acoustics: the human perception of sound. Properties of some different sound producers. Audio measurements and electronic circuits related to the sound. Introduction to digital sound, various digital audio formats and signal processing. The basics of sound recording and audio processing.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, laboratory experiments and a project assignment.

Examination

PRA1Project assignment1.5 creditsU, G
LAB1Laboratory work1.5 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Per Sandström

Course website and other links

http://www.ifm.liu.se/undergrad

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 40 h
Recommended self-study hours: 120 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Alton F. Everest, Master Handbook of Acoustics
  • Ken C. Pohlmann, Principles of Digital Audio
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Project assignment 1.5 credits U, G
LAB1 Laboratory work 1.5 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Alton F. Everest, Master Handbook of Acoustics
Ken C. Pohlmann, Principles of Digital Audio

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
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X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
X
TEN1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
LAB1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
LAB1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
4.4 Designing
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
4.5 Implementing
X
X
X
LAB1

                            
4.6 Operating
X
X
LAB1

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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