ACOUSTICS AND ELECTRONICS A - 2020/1
Module code: TON1025
This module is intended to introduce you to acoustics, psychoacoustics, circuit theory and analogue electronics, using a combination of theory and application.
Music and Media
BROOKES Timothy (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: H341
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
None for Tonmeister students.
Indicative content includes:
- acoustic fundamentals and the decibel;
- musical acoustics and the human voice;
- room acoustics and acoustic treatment;
- Kirchhoff's laws & Ohm's law;
- DC circuit analysis;
- Thevenin & Norton equivalent circuits;
- resistance, capacitance & inductance;
- AC circuit elements and steady-state analysis;
- use of complex numbers and phasor diagrams;
- introduction to mesh and nodal analysis;
- circuit time and frequency response;
- simple filter circuits;
- use of Bode plots;
- practical electronic circuit construction;
- use of electronics test and measurement equipment.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAMINATION (2 HOURS)||70|
As this module involves Continuous Assessment, it is not feasible to run an identical resit of this aspect during the Summer vacation. In view of this, if you fail the Electronics coursework you will be asked to complete an additional experiment during the Summer vacation and write a lab report, which will be assessed.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop subject knowledge and understanding (exam and coursework).
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Electronics Coursework - one written assignment, one lab report, and continuous assessment during labs (addresses learning outcomes 7-19); and
- Exam - written paper under exam conditions (addresses learning outcomes 1-13).
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in tutorials as required, throughout the laboratory sessions, during the in-class exercises, and in the form of regular revision questions in lectures.
Verbal feedback will be provided in laboratory experiments. Written feedback will be given on the coursework assignments.
- To introduce you to theoretical and practical aspects of acoustics and psychoacoustics
- To introduce the fundamentals of circuit analysis and analogue electronics
- To encourage a technical awareness that will be of general use throughout your career
|001||Explain the transmission of sound though a medium and around obstacles||KC|
|002||Perform calculations relating to sound pressure, power and intensity levels||KC|
|003||Discuss the acoustical factors relating to the perception of timbre||KC|
|004||Explain the mechanisms of sound production in a range of musical instruments and in the human voice||KC|
|005||Explain the behaviour of sound in enclosed spaces, with reference to free, near and diffuse sound fields; standing waves; sound absorption, reflection and transmission; and reverberation||KC|
|006||Recommend appropriate treatment to modify the acoustics of a given enclosed space||KCP|
|007||Explain the relationships between power, voltage and current in DC and AC circuits||KC|
|008||Explain concepts of reactance and impedance||KC|
|009||Explain the concepts of ideal current and voltage sources and measurement devices||KC|
|010||Perform circuit analysis using Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws and the Norton and Thevenin theorems||KC|
|011||Apply complex (j) notation and phasor diagrams to AC circuits||KC|
|012||Apply pulse and step functions to RC, RL and RCL circuits||KC|
|013||Explain the concept of frequency response for a circuit||KC|
|014||Construct and analyse the behaviour of basic electronic circuits||KCP|
|015||Use with competence standard test equipment including the oscilloscope, digital multi-meter and signal generator||KCP|
|016||Report experimental findings concisely in verbal and written form||KCPT|
|017||Apply problem-solving skills successfully||T|
|018||Work competently in a laboratory||PT|
|019||Work effectively in a group||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 87
Lecture Hours: 48
Laboratory Hours: 15
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop your skills and knowledge in acoustics, analogue electronics and circuit analysis, allowing modules in later semesters to build on this knowledge.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Two two-hour lectures per week
- Five three-hour laboratory sessions
- In-class exercises
- Practical classroom demonstrations
- Guided reading
- Coursework assignments and feedback
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for ACOUSTICS AND ELECTRONICS A : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ton1025
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.