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Sound for music technology: An introduction
Sound for music technology: An introduction

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain correctly the meaning of the emboldened terms in the main text and use them correctly in context

  • describe simply what a pressure wave is and give a simple explanation of sound in terms of a travelling pressure wave

  • explain ‘cycle’ in terms of an oscillating source and the pressure wave it produces

  • relate amplitude (including peak-to-peak and r.m.s.), frequency, period and wavelength to a sinusoidal waveform

  • calculate the wavelength of a pressure wave from a graph of pressure against distance