Below is our current schedule, with pointers to all reading assignments, lecture overheads, and theory/lab exercises for the course. Anything marked ``Supplementary'' is not required for the course, but may be of interest.

- Week 1: Course Intro (this document),
Demos
(HTML)
(PDF),
Physical Modeling Overview
- Read ``MUS420A Administrative Info'' (this document)
- Download the Synthesis Tool
Kit
(STK),
and install it, following the directions in
`INSTALL.md`. the online document, ``Introduction to the Synthesis Tool Kit (STK)''. - Review Matlab, if necessary.
- Review elementary spectrum analysis and digital filter analysis.
- Perhaps review the
Laplace Transform
and its relation
to the
*z*transform - Read Chapter 1 of
**PASP**: ``Introduction to Physical Signal Models.'' **Lecture Videos:****IMPORTANT NOTICE:**The lecture videos are hosted on YouTube and they use*annotations*for corrections and supplementary information. These annotations are*not supported on mobile devices*. It is therefore unfortunately important to view these videos*in a Web browser on a desktop/laptop computer*.- Overview of Signal Modeling Methods [39:34]
- Overview of Homework 1 Theory and Lab [12:08]
- Related Research Overview Intro [1:52]
- Related Research Overviews [59:01]
- Supplementary: ``High Tech Heroes #6'': Julius O. Smith & David A. Jaffe [28:37]

- Exercise #1

- Week 2:
Physical Modeling Overview,
Finite Difference Schemes,
Impedance and One-Ports
**Reading:**- Chapter 1 of
**PASP**entitled ``Introduction to Physical Signal Models.'' - Chapter 7 of
**PASP**entitled ``Lumped Models'' - Supplementary:
**Dynamical Analogies**by Harry F. Olson, 1943 - Supplementary: ``State-Space Canonical Forms''
- Supplementary: Simple Friction Model

``Friction is in fact a very complex phenomenon which cannot be represented by a simple model. Almost every simple statement you make about friction can be countered with specific examples to the contrary.'' - Supplementary: More Advanced Friction Modeling

z

- Chapter 1 of
**Lecture Videos:**- Newton's Laws, Ordinary Differential Equations, Equivalent Circuits, Elementary Finite Difference Schemes [1:22:xx]
- Finite-Difference-Scheme Error Order, State Space Intro, Elementary Impedances [40:45]
- State Space Intro Concluded, Elementary Impedances, Mass, Spring, Dashpot [36:14]
- Continued (unfortunately containing five short audio dropouts) [12:34]

- Ex#2

- Week 3:
Finite Difference Schemes
**Reading:**

- Week 4:
Finite Difference Schemes I,
Impedance and One-Ports,
State Space Models,
Modal Representation
**Reading:**- Ex#3

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