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Fundamentals of Communication Acoustics

In this course, we will cover the fundamentals of communication acoustics, which is the way sounds travel from a source through a channel to a receiver. We will also look at different system components involved in acoustic communication.

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Estimated 6 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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This engineering course covers the fundamentals of communication acoustics - the way sounds travel to a receiver, originating from a source and conducted through a channel. We will look at the different system components involved in acoustic communication, including those between humans, between humans and machines, and between machines.

The various topics covered include Speech Acoustics, Hearing Acoustics, Electroacoustics, the Human Auditory System, and Digital Audio Processing methods.

You will learn from top experts in the field of communication acoustics, all of whom are affiliated with the leading Universities of Technology in Germany. Together, they have pooled their expertise in order to teach a comprehensive basic understanding and share the most current research trends with you.

After completion of the course, you will have gained a broad understanding of the involved subdomains. You will also be ready to attend the continuation course, “Applications in Communication Acoustics,” offered by edX.

At a glance

  • Institutions: RWTHTUMxTUMxRWTHx
  • Subject: Communication
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    The course assumes basic knowledge of the fundamentals of signals and systems such as linearity, time invariance, the Fourier transform, and digital filters.

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • Fundamentals of physical acoustics
  • Speech acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Signals and systems

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