Course Web Page for Phys1061

Fall 2005


Class Documents  Phys 1061, Fall 2005


Any notes, PowerPoint presentations, sound files, transparencies, hand-outs, work sheets, etc, that possibly can be given in electronic form, will appear here throughout the semester.


Monday, December 12, 2005

        Acoustic Quality of a room


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

        Link to a page with sound samples for human pitch response

        Past Life Melodies by Sara Hopkins, performed by the St. Olaf Choir, Northfield MN

        (recording courtesy of Daniel Moore)



Monday, December 05, 2005

          Ppt on Human hearing

        Ppt on Intensity and loudness

        Practice problems for intensity level



Wednesday, November 30, 2005

          Chapter7 - overview

          Chapter 6 - overview

          PPt on human hearing


Tuesday, November 22, 2005: worksheet on the Pythagorean scale, and answers

                Exercises for musical scales, answers

                Musical Scales at a glance


Thursday, November 17, 2005: Consonant and Dissonant Intervals


Wednesday, November 16, 2005: Schedule for discussion of project – please sign up at my office door


Monday, November 14, 2005: sound generation by strings


Friday, November 11, 2005: Graphs and sounds associated with the worksheet on complex waves


Wednesday, November 09, 2005: worksheet on complex wave forms and attachment for Friday


Tuesday, November 08, 2005: PowerPoint questions on pipes and sound waves, outline of chapter 5, worksheet Harmonic Series,

        PowerPoint Waveform and Spectrum


Monday, October 31, 2005: worksheet on recorder



Friday, October 28, 2005: Please find a summary of your findings and other good stuff about the field trip to the wind turbine here.



Wednesday, October 19, 2005: field trip guide for the visit to the Morris wind turbine


Friday, October 14, 2005: PPt on Doppler Effect, class problems on intensity and Doppler effect


Thursday, October 13, 2005: Outline of chapter 4.

Follow this link to a page of examples for Doppler shifts.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005: Class problems for Sound propagation, solution for problem 5


Monday, October 10, 2005:

Today’s two powerpoints: Questions on sound propagation, Superposition and Interference

WAV file with 500Hz sinusoidal wave: interference.wav for interference observations in the room


Wednesday, October 05, 2005: Listen to the following sound file. It contains sequences of the following groups of sounds:         Listen to the Beats

  1. 300Hz right channel; 301Hz left channel; (300Hz right and 301 Hz left simultaneously
  2. 300Hz right channel; 305Hz left channel; (300Hz right and 305 Hz left simultaneously
  3. 300Hz right channel; 310Hz left channel; (300Hz right and 310 Hz left simultaneously
  4. 300Hz right channel; 350Hz left channel; (300Hz right and 350 Hz left simultaneously
  5. 300Hz right channel; 400Hz left channel; (300Hz right and 400 Hz left simultaneously; 100 Hz both channels; (300Hz right and 400 Hz left simultaneously

Today’s PowerPoint on Sound Propagation.



Monday, October 03, 2005: I would recommend to listen to the following sound samples using the “Waves and Bars: scope” setting for the graphics on Windows Media Player:

1.    Three subsequent sinusoidal tones at 300 Hz, 400 Hz, and 500 Hz

2.    Three sequences of increasingly long wave trains of 300 Hz, 400 Hz, 500 Hz sinusoidal shape (Mathematica notebook)


I also felt the need to add some organization to our class topics: below are “tables of contents” for our first three chapter, which may be useful for you as a organization device:

        Chapter 1

        Chapter 2

        Chapter 3


Friday, September 30, 2005: PPt on longitudinal and transverse waves, today’s class problems


Wednesday, September 28, 2005: snapshot of the wave from a tuning fork


Monday, September 26, 2005: tuning fork and sound wave in air


Wednesday, September 21, 2005:  PPt on damped and driven oscillation,



Monday, September 19, 2005: class problems for simple harmonic motion. If you have problems with the homework, please do practice using this worksheet (solutions).



Friday, September 16, 2005: Sinusoidal Motion (PPT), worksheet for spring-mass system, questions with worksheet


Wednesday, September 14, 2005: worksheet for conservation of energy


Monday, September 12, 2005: conceptual questions about air pressure



Wednesday, September 07, 2005: class problems on Newton’s second law, conceptual questions on acceleration.

        We have covered:       position/displacement, time, velocity/speed, acceleration, force

        Yet to cover in Intro:   density, pressure, work, energy


        Your answers to the Questions in Beginning are summarized here.


Friday, September 02, 2005: PPt presentation on vertical throw: velocity-time and acceleration-time graphs. Sound Question.


Wednesday, August 31, 2005: PPt presentation on position-time graphs is posted here. Sound question of today.


Tuesday, August 30, 2005: The class problems for the section on physics fundamentals, and a problem solving strategy are posted here.


Monday, August 29, 2005: This is a worksheet for practicing unit conversions. You can compare to solutions.

                                        Today’s PowerPoint presentation What do we know about sound?


Friday, August 19, 2005: Questions in the Beginning  - please take the little survey


Tuesday, August 16, 2005:  syllabus as word file, syllabus as webpage




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University of Minnesota-Morris, Division of Science and Mathematics

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