The course aims at giving the student a fundamental understanding of the complexity of human response to sound & vibration. Another aim is to underline the relative uncertainly of current knowledge of human reaction to noise and vibration and to make the student aware of the dangers in predicting human response from currently typical measurement data. The aim is also to make the student familiar with current measures of sound & vibration as applied to estimation of human response.
- Fundamentals of human reaction to sound & vibration.
- The concepts of damage, annoyance, disturbance, tolerance and comfort.
- Monaural and binaural listening.
- Objective methods for the estimation of human response to sound & vibration.
- Differences between subjective and objective measures of sound & vibration in estimating human reaction.
- Positive and negative aspects of of sound & vibration.
- Sound & vibration as information carriers.
- Concept of sound quality.
- Objective measures of sound quality.
For the course syllabus (e.g. intended learning outcomes) please see course page at Chalmers.
The course comprises 11 lectures, 1 homework task, and laboratory tasks.
- Excerpts from E. Zwicker “Psychoacoustics”
- Journal papers and other material available from the course home page
Written home exam, approved laboratory tasks