Physical Models for Sound Synthesis

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module gives an in-depth introduction to modelling of physical systems and the analogies between dynamics systems such as mechanical, electronic, and acoustic systems. Constructing and modelling physical systems requires an understanding of basic kinematics and kinetics. In turn, models of dynamic systems have analogies that can be described by the same underlying mathematics. Students who complete this module will understand how to simulate physics based sound and music systems such as musical instruments and everyday objects.

 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module will gain knowledge as follows:                               

  • Must have knowledge about the numerical methods for sound synthesis 
  • Must have knowledge about mass-spring systems, digital waveguides and other sound related synthesis methods.
  • Must be able to understand the analogy between various dynamic systems, i.e. electronic, mechanical and acoustics systems
  • Must be able to understand how to simulate the sound produce by a musical instrument or everyday object.

Skills

Students who complete the module will gain skills as follows:

  • Must be able to apply knowledge to the creation of a physics based sound system.
  • Must be able to understand how to calculate and model forces of dynamic systems
  • Must be able to select and apply methods for modelling the analogy between various dynamic systems i.e. electronic, mechanical and acoustics.

     

Competences

Students who complete the module will gain competences as follows

  • Must be able to understand how to collaborate within teams designing, building and modelling physical artefacts
  • Must be able to synthesize methods for modelling of physical systems and analogies between various dynamic systems such as electronic and acoustics systems

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided in accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.

Exam

Exams

Name of examPhysical Models for Sound Synthesis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
In accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Individual oral or written examination with internal censor. The assessment is performed with the 7-point scale.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
Please see the semester description
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria for the evaluation are specified in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleFysiske Modeller for Lyd Syntese
Module codeMSNSMCM2175
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design