Rankin, Tricia Faculty Member

Teaching

courses taught

  • PHYS 1240 - Sound and Music
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Explores the physical processes that underlie the diversity of sound and musical phenomena. Topics covered include the physical nature of sound, the perception of sound, the perception of pitch and harmony, musical instruments, synthesizers and samplers, and room acoustics. Geared toward nonscience majors. Department enforced prereq., high school algebra or equivalent. Should not be taken by students with a math MAPS deficiency.
  • PHYS 7810 - Special Topics in Physics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.