PHYS 2214

PHYS 2214

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PHYS 2214 and PHYS 2218.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6048PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6049PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  • If you are unable to enroll in a component that fits your schedule, please add yourself to the wait list at: http://www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist

  •  6056PHYS 2214  DIS 201

  •  6057PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  •  6058PHYS 2214  DIS 203

  •  6059PHYS 2214  DIS 204

  •  6060PHYS 2214  DIS 205

  •  6061PHYS 2214  DIS 206

  •  6062PHYS 2214  DIS 207

  •  7891PHYS 2214  DIS 208

  •  6050PHYS 2214  LAB 401

  •  6051PHYS 2214  LAB 402

  •  6052PHYS 2214  LAB 403

  •  6053PHYS 2214  LAB 404

  •  6054PHYS 2214  LAB 405

  •  6055PHYS 2214  LAB 406

  •  6852PHYS 2214  LAB 407

  •  7892PHYS 2214  LAB 408