PHYS 2214

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

For majors in engineering (including bio-, civil, and environmental engineering), computer and information science, physics, earth and atmospheric science, and other physical and biological sciences who wish to understand the oscillation, wave, and quantum phenomena behind everyday experiences and modern technology including scientific/medical instrumentation. Covers the physics of oscillations and wave phenomena, including driven oscillations and resonance, mechanical waves, sound waves, electromagnetic waves, standing waves, Doppler effect, polarization, wave reflection and transmission, interference, diffraction, geometric optics and optical instruments, wave properties of particles, particles in potential wells, light emission and absorption, and quantum tunneling.  With applications to phenomena and measurement technologies in engineering, the physical sciences, and biological sciences.  Some familiarity with differential equations, complex representation of sinusoids, and Fourier analysis is desirable but not essential. As with PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213, pre-class preparation involves reading notes and/or watching videos, and in-class activities focus on problem solving, demonstrations, and applications.

When Offered Fall, spring, summer.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 2213 (or strong performance in PHYS 2208); vector calculus at the level of MATH 1920 or, MATH 2220 or, MATH 2240 or MATH 2130.  Students would benefit from prior exposure to differential equations at the level of MATH 2930, or from registration in that course.  Primarily for students of engineering, physics, and physical sciences and related disciplines.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 2214 and PHYS 2218.

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Syllabi: 2 available
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6336PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  •  6337PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  •  6344PHYS 2214  DIS 201

  •  6345PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  •  6346PHYS 2214  DIS 203

  •  6347PHYS 2214  DIS 204

  •  6348PHYS 2214  DIS 205

  •  6349PHYS 2214  DIS 206

  •  6350PHYS 2214  DIS 207

  •  8369PHYS 2214  DIS 208

  •  6338PHYS 2214  LAB 401

  •  6339PHYS 2214  LAB 402

  •  6340PHYS 2214  LAB 403

  •  6341PHYS 2214  LAB 404

  •  6342PHYS 2214  LAB 405

  •  6343PHYS 2214  LAB 406

  •  7191PHYS 2214  LAB 407

  •  8370PHYS 2214  LAB 408