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Physics of Hearing and Vision

This course examines the nature of sound and the factors affecting its propagation with the ultimate goal of studying the production of sound (speech) and its detection (hearing) in humans. The course also studies the eye as an optical instrument, first as a sensor (with all its imperfections) gathering the light, then as a converter of light into electrical signals leading to the interpretation of images by the brain. Various defects of the eye, as well as their treatment, are also discussed. PREREQ: PHYS 1006/7 or PHYS 1206/7 or PHYS 1211/12 or equivalent. (lec 3) cr 3.

School of Natural Sciences