Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 28, 2020  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 110 - Sound and Light in the Arts

(NSLD, GEEL) (R only)

Selected topics in sound and hearing; traditional and electronic music; light and vision; lasers and holography; color theory; photography; recording and reproduction of sound and light; the broadcast media. Frequent demonstrations, occasional field trips, and guest lecturers. Laboratory work consists of further exploration of lecture-related topics by individuals or small groups. Projects are encouraged if time permits. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 050   Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly PH 110.

4 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently withMATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Understand how basic physical concepts relate to their daily lives.
  • Express numbers in scientific notation and solve problems using powers of ten.
  • Distinguish between fundamental and derived physical quantities.
  • Collect data and make observations in the laboratory that will enhance their understanding of several physical principles.
  • Describe characteristics of oscillating systems.
  • Distinguish between longitudinal and transverse waves.
  • Use simple algebraic equations to calculate the period, frequency, wavelength, sound level and velocity of waves.
  • Understand reflection, diffraction, interference, and polarization of waves.
  • Describe sound waves in terms of their frequency, wavelength, sound level, and speed.
  • Understand the structure of a keyboard instrument and how this is related to frequency ratios.
  • Explain the function and understand the operation of human ears.

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