Physics Seminar: From Physics to Rock & Roll

March 23, 2016 at 7:308:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMarch 23, 2016 at 7:308:30 p.m.
LocationOlin 220

LAPS (Line Array Prediction Software) is a simulation program that allows array designers to virtually put a line array of loudspeakers in a venue and try different configurations until they find one that satisfies their requirements. Different shows and venues require different target frequency responses and sound pressure levels at various points in the venue. Rock & Roll shows require absolute maximum sound pressure and are willing to sacrifice evenness of frequency response. On the other hand, theater productions require even frequency response and intelligibility across the entire venue and do not care about being incredibly loud. Another aspect to this design task is safety and rigging calculations. LAPS keeps designers from building any dangerous arrays that would be too close to load limits on the boxes themselves or venue load points. This presentation will show how a degree in physics has helped find a software development position that is perfectly suited for particular strengths of problem solving and interests.

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