Thomas D. Rossing
Phys. Dept., Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115
Acoustics is a subject that is best learned by incorporating hands-on experience in the laboratory; this applies to students majoring in music as well as in physics or engineering. The author's laboratory manual, Acoustics Laboratory Experiments, describes 52 experiments at several levels of sophistication. Some are intended for students with no previous experience in a physics laboratory, some for advanced undergraduates, and some for graduate students beginning their study of acoustics. Some experiments can be performed on more than one level. Several experiments will be described and demonstrated.