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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Fundamentals of Acoustics

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course is intended for all those who want to conduct experiments in area of NVH. Thus, the course is open to students of engineering and science, and also to all those who from the industry and research organizations – who are working in area of sound, NVH and acoustics. Each lecture will be followed by a quiz, which will help student the concepts better, and gain deeper insights to measurement process. The course is fairly generic so that there is no need for a particular background. Rather, what is needed is openness, and ability to learn and check out new ideas with comfort.


Week 1: Intro and terminology      Week 2: Concept Review Week 3: Wave equation      Week 4: Transmission line equations Week 5: 1D Waves      Week 6: Power and spherical waves Week 7: Spherical waves and interference      Week 8: Directivity and mufflers  Week 9: Sound in rooms      Week 10: Reverb time and FFT Week 11: Weighting and loudness      Week 12: Miscellaneous topics and closure.



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