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University of New Hampshire

OE865 - Underwater Acoustics

Course Description

An introduction to acoustics in the ocean. Fundamental acoustic concepts including the simple harmonic oscillator, waves on strings, and the acoustic wave equation; the sonar equation; sound generation and reception by underwater acoustic transducers and arrays; basics of sound propagation; reflection and scattering from ocean boundaries. Spring semester; offered every year; satisfies core course requirement in Ocean Engineering. Requires knowledge of differential equations and college physics.

Tuition & Fees


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3.0 units

Course Sections

Fall 2024

Aug 26 to Dec 9
crn: 12266
Format: Hybrid
Campus: Durham
Time: 26 Aug 2024 - 09 Dec 2024 Tu-Th 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Professor(s): Gabriel Venegas
Live Seat Count: 12 available seats - (4 days ago)
Registration Opens 07/17/24