L = Lectures

R = Recitations

ses # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
---|---|---|

R0 | Introduction to the Course | |

L1 | Sound Measurement: Amplitude, Frequency and Phase of Simple and Complex Sounds (rms vs peak, FFT and Spectrum, Relationship between Time Waveform, FFT and Impulse Response), Lumped Elements and Waves | Homework 1 (Measurement of Sound) out |

L2 | Sound Propagation in Space 1: Plane Waves, Characteristic Impedance, Traveling Waves, Trading of Time and Space | |

R1 | Demonstration of Sound Measurement, Spectral Analysis and Traveling Waves | |

L3 | Sound Propagation in Space 2: Spherical Waves, Multiple Sources |
Homework 1 due
Homework 2 (Sound Waves) out |

L4 | Diffraction of Sound, Localization Cues | |

R2 | Review of Waves and Diffraction | |

L5 | Psychoacoustics 1: Localization and Binaural Hearing |
Homework 2 due
Homework 3 (Psychoacoustics) out |

L6 | Psychoacoustics 2: Thresholds and Discrimination | Lab 1: Waves in a room |

R3 | Psychoacoustic and Methods | |

L7 | Circuits 1: Lumped Elements |
Homework 3 due
Homework 4 (Circuits) out |

L8 | Circuits 2: Combinations of Elements | |

R4 | Circuit Elements | |

L9 | Circuits 3: Equivalent Circuits | Lab report 1 due |

L10 | Circuits 4: The Loudspeaker | |

R5 | Circuit Theory | |

L11 | Circuits 5: Microphones and Middle Ears |
Homework 4 due
Homework 5 (Acoustic Devices) out |

L12 | The Normal and Diseased Middle Ear | |

R6 | Speakers and Microphones: Lab 2 Introduction | |

L13 | Psychoacoustics 3: Masking and Frequency Selectivity |
Homework 5 due
Mid-term take-home exam out |

L14 | Psychoacoustics 4: Frequency Selectivity and Hearing Loss | Lab 2: Psychoacoustics |

R7 | Demonstration of Psychoacoustics | |

L15 | Tubes 1: Dimensional Equations, Natural Frequencies |
Mid-term exam due
Homework 6 (Psychoacoustics and Tubes) out |

L16 | Tubes 2: Perturbation Theory | |

R8 | Demonstration of Natural Frequencies and Traveling Waves | |

L17 | Tubes 3: Non-Uniformities and Losses | Lab report 2 due |

L18 | Cochlear Mechanics 1: Hair Cells |
Homework 6 due
Homework 7 (Cochlear Mechanics) out |

R9 | Cochlear Models | |

L19 | Cochlear Mechanics 2: The Passive Cochlea | |

R10 | Speech Lab Prep/Cochlear Mechanics | |

L20 | Speech Production 1: Vowels | Lab 3: Speech Analysis |

L21 | Cochlear Mechanics 3: The Active Cochlea | Homework 8 (Speech Sounds) out |

Optional Recitation | ||

L22 | Speech Production 2: Fricative Sources and Consonants | Homework 7 due |

R11 | Spectrogram Reading | |

L23 | Speech Sound Production 3: More Consonants | Lab report 3 due |

L24 | Speech Perception |
Homework 8 due
Quiz 2 out |

R12 | Review and Integration | |

L25 | Psychoacoustics and Physiology: Gold 1948 | Quiz 2 due (one week after L25) |