EELE 217 SP16:  Topics and Notes Summary

(last update 2/2/2016)

DATE COMMENT

Feb. 4
(Thurs)

In class Quiz on readings and lecture material.

Standing waves and resonance; start harmonics and spectral concepts;  Audio demo of interference, beating, and harmonics. Start sound levels and the decibel.

Reading assignment:  Finish reading material from Section 1 of the Strong textbook.

Feb. 2
(Tues)

Sound propagation speed in various materials.

Wave phenomena: propagation, reflection, absorption, refraction, and diffraction.  Doppler effect.

Jan. 28
(Thurs)

In class Quiz on Chapter 4 and lecture material.

Wave phenomena, relationship between frequency, wavelength, and speed of sound.

Reading assignment:  Chapters 6 and 8 from the Strong textbook.

Jan. 26
(Tues)

Vibration in simple mass-spring systems and basic mass-spring-damper systems (cont.).

Stiffness and mass effect on natural frequency of vibration.

Begin waves and wave motion in air.

Jan. 21
(Thurs)

In class Quiz on Chapter 3 and lecture material.

Power and energy discussion.

Vibration in simple mass-spring systems and basic mass-spring-damper systems (Chapter 4)

Reading assignment:  Read chapter 4 from the Strong textbook.

Jan. 19
(Tues)

Basic physical quantities and laws.  Measurement units for distance, time, mass, frequency, force, energy, power, etc.

Vibration in simple mass-spring systems and basic mass-spring-damper systems.

Jan. 14
(Thurs)

First class meeting at 1:40PM in Howard Hall Room 117.

Course introduction and some listening experiments.

Reading assignment:  Read chapter 3 from the Strong textbook .