PHYS 2218

PHYS 2218

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

This course is divided into two parts. The larger segment of the course typically focuses on wave phenomena. Topics include coupled harmonic oscillators, strings, sound and light waves, superposition principle, wave equations, Fourier series and transforms, diffraction and interference. The discussion is at the level of The Physics of Waves by Georgi. The second segment of the course covers thermodynamics and statistical mechanics at the level of Thermal Physics by Schroeder.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment may be limited.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: strong performance in PHYS 2217 or very strong performance in PHYS 2213. Students would benefit from prior exposure to differential equations at the level of MATH 2930 or from co-registration in that course. Some linear algebra may be used (either prior or concurrent enrollment in linear algebra is recommended (MATH 2940, MATH 2210, or MATH 2230).
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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6064PHYS 2218  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

  •  6067PHYS 2218  DIS 201

  •  6068PHYS 2218  DIS 202

  •  6065PHYS 2218  LAB 401

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    • Ramshaw, B

  •  6066PHYS 2218  LAB 402

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    • Ramshaw, B

  • 18459PHYS 2218  LAB 403

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    • Ramshaw, B