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Electro-Acoustical Engineering (E C E 401) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Students will gain the ability to analyze and design a range of acoustical systems from an engineering perspective (e.g., loudspeakers, microphones, mechanical vibrations, certain classes of musical instruments).
Details
Electro-Acoustical Engineering
E C E 401 ( 3 Credits )
Description
Principles of plane and spherical sound waves; acoustical, mechanical, and electrical analogies; electroacoustic transducer materials and techniques; specific types of transducers such as microphones and loudspeakers.
Prerequisite(s)
ECE 330
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR
College: College of Engineering
Instructor
Instructor Name
Instructor Campus Address
instructorEmail@emailaddress.edu
Contact Hours
2.5
Course Coordinator
WILLIAM SETHARES
Text book, title, author, and year
Fundamentals of Acoustics, by Kinsler, Fry, Coppens, Sanders, 1999
Supplemental Materials
None
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
 
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
1. Terminology (SPL, intensity, impedance)
2. The wave equation
3. Electro-mechanical-acoustic analogies (lumped acoustic elements, equivalent circuits)
4. Sound radiation
5. Microphones
6. Loudspeakers (Thiele/Small parameters, closed and ported boxes, horns)
7. Musical instruments (equivalent circuits, radiation patterns, excitation and impedance
considerations)
8. Perception of Sound
Additional Information
 
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