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PHYS 536:

## Introduction to Acoustics and Digital Signal Processing

The
textbook is updated up to p. 132.
The
HW1 solutions are available.
The
HW2 solutions are available.
The first and the second parts of
Quantum Computing is available.
The 2007 flyer contains an update of
some of the information below.

This is a new 4-credit course, first taught as a test under the
generic
heading "Application of Physics" (as PHYS427 in Summer 1999,
2000 and 2001, and as PHYS575 in Autumn 2000 and Winter 2003). The test
was a success -
the enrollment represented an interesting mix of the regular day
students,
and evening students (working at Boeing, NAVY, Microsoft etc.). About
half of the
students were from Physics, the rest came from many diverse Departments
(EE, Comp. Sci., Math, ...). Most were graduate but some advanced and
motivated undergraduate
students also participated successfully. Some of the term papers were
outstanding, and
several students continued their projects in Independent Study research
courses in subsequent Quarters. Now the course has been approved under
its own dedicated course number, and will be offered in Winter 2005.

###
General Course Philosophy

This is a course on Acoustics, as far as it is connected to DSP and/or
Music, and on the Digital Signal Processing, as far as it is connected
to Acoustics and/or Music. It is of course impossible to cover
Acoustics,or
Digital Signal Processing (not to mention both) in just one Quarter.
But
it is
possible to treat the foundations of these fields in a way which
should enable the students to proceed on their own exploring the
details
and additional applications. Besides, it is fun to illustrate
advanced concepts in Complex Analysis and in Digital Signal Processing
by examples from Physics of Music and Musical Acoustics.

Detailed Syllabus
of the course, as taught last year, is available.
### Instructor

Vladi Chaloupka

Professor of Physics

Adjunct Professor, School of Music

Affiliate, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center

(all three
affiliations will be obvious in every lecture ...)
206-543-8965;
vladi@u.washington.edu
www.phys.washington.edu/users/vladi

### Text

Due to the highly interdisciplinary nature of this course, there is no
single book (not even two or three books) which could serve as a Text.
Detailed, self-contained, LATEX-typeset handouts will be used instead.
As an optional reference, "Complex Variables" by Murray R. Spiegel, in
the Schaum's Outline series, is highly recommended. For the Maximum
Length
Sequence ("Spread-Spectrum"), Time-Delay Spectrometry, and other
advanced
topics, references to original papers will be given.
### Prerequisites

PHYS123 or equivalent, and MATH136 or equivalent (the 'official'
description erroneously lists MATH 120. MATH 136 is equivalent to "two
yeaqrs of calculus"). These are "minimal pre-requisites"
- many people with not more than this minimal background did well, when
they had the "right attitude" towards learning new things. If you are
in
doubt about the level of this course and your preparation, please
arrange
with the Instructor to inspect the Lecture Notes from last year before
registering.
### Grading

- Homework will be periodically assigned, but not collected/graded.
The
Final
Exam will be closely based on the homework problems. Solutions will be
made available before Exams.
- 10% from the lab exercise
- 40% from a term project on topics of your choice.
- 50% from a comprehensive (2-hour) Final exam