TY - GEN

T1 - Teaching audio signal processing theory without calculus or complaints

AU - Pirkle, Will

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - This paper examines the methodology I have been using in the classroom for ten years to teach complex audio signal processing without calculus or an abundance of stuffy engineering theory. Start by leveraging on the students highschool math knowledge and the way they were taught to solve math problems to show them how to analyze digital filters using nothing more than addition and multiplication. Next, help the student make the decision that embracing a few complex-math ideas will ultimately save them time over rote calculations. Finally, provide them with tools to let them hear the results of the math that they developed. Hearing the algorithm in real time is the final proof that the theory really does work and effectively engages the student to internalize the information.

AB - This paper examines the methodology I have been using in the classroom for ten years to teach complex audio signal processing without calculus or an abundance of stuffy engineering theory. Start by leveraging on the students highschool math knowledge and the way they were taught to solve math problems to show them how to analyze digital filters using nothing more than addition and multiplication. Next, help the student make the decision that embracing a few complex-math ideas will ultimately save them time over rote calculations. Finally, provide them with tools to let them hear the results of the math that they developed. Hearing the algorithm in real time is the final proof that the theory really does work and effectively engages the student to internalize the information.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84897519862

SN - 9781629933276

T3 - Proceedings of the AES International Conference

SP - 88

EP - 97

BT - 50th AES International Conference 2013

PB - Audio Engineering Society

T2 - 50th AES International Conference 2013: Audio Education

Y2 - 25 July 2013 through 27 July 2013

ER -