EE 367 – Fundamentals of Acoustics

Course lecturer :

  • Prof. Dr. Noha Korany

Course assistant :

  • Eng. Hanan El-Gammal

Course objectives :

To enable students to understand basic concepts of transmission of electromagnetic energy and fundamental acoustic analysis tools and principles.

Course description :

  1. Fundamentals of sounds.
  2. Acoustical wave equation and simple solutions.
  3. Sound intensity, energy density, sound level and loudness.
  4. Radiation and reception of acoustical waves.
  5. Cavity resonator and waveguides.
  6. Transducers.
  7. Noise, signal detection, hearing and speech. The course also includes: Matlab Projects.

Course assessment :

Class works including drop quizzes, solving assignment problems and reports & presentations: 15%. IT applications: 5%. Practical works: 10%. Mid-term written exam: 20%. Final written exam: 50%.

Recommended text books :

Kinsler, Frey, Coppens, and Sanders, \”Fundamentals of Acoustics,\” 4th Ed, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Recommended refrences :

Matthew N. O. Sadiku. \’Elements of Electromagnetics\’\’. The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering.