Q/A sessions and weekly reports
Audio technology is a smörgåsbord of engineering. The ingredients include mathematical methods from Fourier analysis, the Laplace transform, source coding, signal theory, combinatorics, and more. The potential for mathematical detail is immense, and from your time at KTH you will know where to look. However, a more important objective of this course is to build an overall perspective at a qualified level, and to show how different technical systems work together. The textbook is fairly extensive, but it does not contain exercises, and not much mathematics. To Swedes, Watkinson's English may appear somewhat concentrated, opinionated in places, and not always easy to assimilate.
Questions: In our tutorial sessions (marked 'Ö' for övning in the schedule) we therefore make extra room for questions and answers. This is structured as follows: first agree within your group on things that need to be clarified (often someone else in the group will be able to explain). Unresolved issues can be submitted to me, collected in one weekly e-mail per group. Please put "Audio? Group xx" in the subject line. This will give me some time to prepare a proper answer for the next time we meet.
Signs of life: Even if you do not have any questions, please send me exactly one e-mail per week from each group to let me know how your assignment is going. Put "Audio! Group xx" in the subject line, please.