Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory, The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. Having been offered for over 30 years, the Basic Gear Noise Short Course teaches participants how to design gears to minimize the major excitations of gear noise, which include transmission error, dynamic friction forces and shuttling forces. Other topics include fundamentals of gear noise generation, gear noise measurement, gear rattle, transmission dynamics and housing acoustics. Demonstrations of specialized gear analysis software and Ohio State gear test rigs will be performed. An interactive workshop allows attendees to present their specific gear and transmission noise concerns. An advanced version of this course is offered March 22-23.