Universität Wien FIND

260035 PR Laboratory Acoustics (2018W)

10.00 ECTS (8.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 6 participants
Language: English



Preparatory Meeting: 04.10.18, 10:00-13:00 Uhr, Acoustics Research Institute (Institut für Schallforschung) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wohllebengasse 12-14, 1040 Wien

Di 10:00-13:00, Acoustics Research Institute
Do 10:00-13:00, Acoustics Research Institute


Aims, contents and method of the course

Research in acoustics needs a blend of different techniques from various scientific areas like physics, mathematics, phonetics and psychology. In this course, students will work on practical problems within the broad field of acoustics ranging from sound generation to perception.

Potential topics will include generation of sound fields with spherical loudspeaker arrays, coherent state theory, simulations of the human vocal tract and the wave propagation around human morphologies and noise barriers, inverse problems in room acoustics, computational modeling and electroencephalographic analysis of auditory processes as well as virtual acoustics and auditory illusions via headphone presentation. After a short introduction to the basics of acoustics and potential topics, students will select their individual problem, work on it autonomously (under close supervision), and finally document and present their results to their colleagues.

Assessment and permitted materials


Presentation + report at the end of the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic programming skills (e.g., C++, Matlab/Octave/Scilab, python, ...)

Basics in analysis and linear algebra

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

PIII 4, PIII 5, MaG 33, MaG 34, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b, M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

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