Geometrical room acoustics
The range of wavelengths in geometrical Room Acoustics. Fresnel Zones.
Sound reflections from plane surfaces: the single Source Image, source Images of higher Order in a rectangular room, extension to three dimensions.
Subjective room acoustics
Some general remarks on reflections and echoes, the perceptibility of reflections, echoes and coloration.
Early energy: Definition, Clarity Index, Speech Transmission Index. Reverberation and reverberance, Sound Pressure Level, Strength Factor, Spaciousness of Sound Fields, assessment of concert hall acoustics.
Measuring techniques in room acoustics
Room acoustics modeling
Design considerations and design procedures.
Direct sound, examination of the room shape with regards to the reflections, acoustical scale models, computer simulation, auralisation.
Theatre Acoustics in historical typologies
greek and roman period, early christian period, romanesque period, gothic period, baroque period, origins of sound theory, classical period, romantic period, beginning of modern acoustics, twentieth century
Concert Halls and Opera Houses