McMaster University
Analysis and Synthesis of Sound

Term I 2017/18


Wednesday, 9-12 ITB 222 Classes begin: Wednesday September 13


M. v. Mohrenschildt,

Course Objectives

Make the student familiar with the mathematical, physics, engineering principles, and the real time related concepts, of signal processing and synthesis related to sound. We cover the mathematics, implementation aspects, and applications. Topics include (Fourier, Wavelets, basic music theory, band-limited synthesis, compression)

Course Information on Web

The latest version of this outline can be found at the web page
(Or go to my home page and then to Grad-Course-Synthesis)

Course Material

No book required. The material is here.

Assignments and Exams

There will be 3 assignments consisting of experiments, and one final ``presentation/project". The project is 40% of the final grade the other 3 assignments contribute each 20% to the final grade.

Outline of the course

The following outline is approximate. It represents the content of the course but material will not necessary presented in the same order as listed.

Topics The following is a no exclusive list of topics in no specific order that will be covered.



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Calculators (the standard McMaster calculator) are used in this course and their use will be permitted during tests and final.