Course: Acoustics

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Course title Acoustics
Course code KFY/AKU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Vokurka Karel, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
1. Acoustic systems, basic terms, classification of acoustic signals, Fourier transform, frequency response of a system, measurement of the frequency response, a simple oscillating system, frequency and dynamic ranges of the system 2. Sound fields, free sound field, field of reflected waves, diffusive sound field 3. Basic acoustic measurements, measuring spaces, measuring microphone, filters, sound meter, frequency (spectral) analyzer 4. Acoustic elements, basic terms, Helmholtz resonator, waveguides, Kundt?s tube 5. Architectural acoustics, wave theory, statistical theory, architectural acoustics criteria, geometrical acoustics 6. Building acoustics, sound absorption, sound isolation 7. Physiological acoustics, basic terms, a human ear, distortion in an ear, pitch and frequency, loudness, tones and noise, masking, acoustics of speech 8. Musical acoustics, musical scales, physical bases of musical instruments 9. Psychoacoustics, basic laws of psychoacoustics, determination of speech intelligibility 10. Noise and environment, noise criteria, road traffic noise 11. Ultrasound, sources of ultrasound, application of ultrasound

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Acoustic systems, sound fields, basic acoustic measurements, acoustic elements, Helmholtz resonator, waveguides, Kundt?s tube, architectural acoustics, building acoustics, physiological acoustics, musical acoustics, noise and environment, ultrasound
Basic knowledge of acoustics.
Passed exam from subject KMV

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Examination is in written form, a knowledge of problems solved at seminars and of lectured topics is required
Recommended literature
  • MAIN, I. G. Kmity a vlny ve fyzice. Academia Praha, 1990.
  • SLAVÍK, J.B. a kol. Základy fyziky I, str. 403-547. Nakladatelství ČSAV, Praha, 1962.
  • STĚNIČKA, J., KITTNAROVÁ, O. Základy akustiky pro ucitele hudební výchovy. Praha: Pedagogická fakulta UK, 2013.
  • ŠKVOR, Z. Akustika a elektroakustika. Academia AVČR, Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0461-0.
  • Z. HORÁK, F. KRUPKA. Fyzika, Sv. 1., str. 232-318. SNTL, Praha, 1976.

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