Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Montana State University
Fall Semester 2004
LECTURE: Section 1 (CRN 74596), MWF 4:10PM-5:00PM, CobH 632
529 Cobleigh Hall (southwest corner of 5th floor)
The students obtain sufficient background and technical knowledge to understand contemporary issues in audio engineering.
At the conclusion of EE 480, students will be able to:
Intro, audio and acoustics subdisciplines, survey
Fundamental quantities, Fourier review, mass and vibration
Damping, complex exponential solutions, forced oscillation
Resonance, electrical circuit analogies
Acoustic wave equation
Harmonic plane waves, intensity, impedance
Spherical waves, sound level, dB examples
Radiation from small sources
Baffled simple source, piston radiation
Near field, far field
Recap and review
Demos, speed of sound measurement
Return exam, continue ear/hearing
The ear, hearing, etc.
Demos, hearing and detection
Environmental acoustics and noise criteria
OSHA, architectural isolation
Guest Lecture TBD
Architectural acoustics, reverb
Absorbing materials, direct-reverberant ratio
Relationships among music, audio, acoustics, and electronics
Audio engineering introduction
Audio engineering, units, concepts
Analog storage (tape, LP disc history)
CD and DVD principles
Multimedia audio, MP3, etc.
SMPTE and synchronization
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→ Homework will be required periodically. Homework is due on the due date at the BEGINNING of class. No late homework will be accepted. A WRITTEN REPORT will also be assigned during the semester.
→ Written in-class exam given late in September.
→ Written in-class exam given in mid November.
final exam is:
- Grade guarantee: course letter grades may be higher (but will not be lower) than indicated by the following scale:
- A- = 90%
B- = 80%
C- = 70%
D = 60%
F = 59%
- A grade of F will also be given automatically if a midterm and/or final exam is not taken, regardless of the student's aggregate score total.