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

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  • 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.

  •  4656PHYS 2214  LEC 002

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Case, G

  • 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.

  •  4664PHYS 2214  DIS 202

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4665PHYS 2214  DIS 203

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4666PHYS 2214  DIS 204

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4667PHYS 2214  DIS 205

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4668PHYS 2214  DIS 206

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4669PHYS 2214  DIS 207

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  6368PHYS 2214  DIS 208

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4657PHYS 2214  LAB 401

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  4658PHYS 2214  LAB 402

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  •  4659PHYS 2214  LAB 403

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  •  4661PHYS 2214  LAB 405

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  •  4662PHYS 2214  LAB 406

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  5397PHYS 2214  LAB 407

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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  •  6369PHYS 2214  LAB 408

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
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