PHYS 2214

PHYS 2214

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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.

Permission Note Primarily for: students of engineering, physics, and physical sciences and related disciplines.
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. 
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both PHYS 2214 and PHYS 2218.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4655PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics. Contact physicsenrollment@cornell.edu for additional assistance.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4656PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics. Contact physicsenrollment@cornell.edu for additional assistance.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20803PHYS 2214  LEC 005

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This is an online overflow for LEC 001. There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics. Contact physicsenrollment@cornell.edu for additional assistance.

  • 20804PHYS 2214  LEC 006

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This is an online overflow for LEC 002. There is no wait list for this class. The Physics Department will assist you if you are unable to resolve a conflict between your Physics course and another required course for your degree; however, if changing your first-year writing seminar, PE class, or another elective is possible and will resolve the conflict, then you should resolve the conflict on your own rather than seeking an accommodation from Physics. Contact physicsenrollment@cornell.edu for additional assistance.

  •  4663PHYS 2214  DIS 201

    • MWClark Hall 247
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4664PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4665PHYS 2214  DIS 203

    • MWClark Hall 247
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4666PHYS 2214  DIS 204

    • MWClark Hall 247
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4667PHYS 2214  DIS 205

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4668PHYS 2214  DIS 206

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4669PHYS 2214  DIS 207

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4657PHYS 2214  LAB 401

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4658PHYS 2214  LAB 402

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4659PHYS 2214  LAB 403

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4660PHYS 2214  LAB 404

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4661PHYS 2214  LAB 405

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4662PHYS 2214  LAB 406

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  5397PHYS 2214  LAB 407

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online