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This course is about vibrating objects. An object will emit sound if it vibrates between a rate of about 20 - 20,000 cycles/second or Hertz (Hz) and there exists a means for some of those vibrations to be converted to sound pressure variations. Sound is just the vibration of air or variations of the ambient air pressure at a rate within the limited range of the human auditory system.

We will study the way objects vibrate, the way those vibrations are converted to sound, the way the sounds propagate within a room, and the way our auditory system senses such sounds.

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