PHYS 2214

PHYS 2214

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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

  •  4594PHYS 2214  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

      Pillar, V

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    The waitlist for this class can be found at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. 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. Engineering students should refer to pre-enrollment directions at https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/students/undergraduate-students/advising/course-enrollment.

  •  4595PHYS 2214  LEC 002

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    The waitlist for this class can be found at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist. 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. Engineering students should refer to pre-enrollment directions at https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/students/undergraduate-students/advising/course-enrollment.

  •  4602PHYS 2214  DIS 201

    • WFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

      Pillar, V

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4603PHYS 2214  DIS 202

    • WFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4604PHYS 2214  DIS 203

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4605PHYS 2214  DIS 204

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4606PHYS 2214  DIS 205

    • WFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4607PHYS 2214  DIS 206

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4608PHYS 2214  DIS 207

    • WFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4596PHYS 2214  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4597PHYS 2214  LAB 402

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4598PHYS 2214  LAB 403

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4599PHYS 2214  LAB 404

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4600PHYS 2214  LAB 405

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  4601PHYS 2214  LAB 406

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  •  5335PHYS 2214  LAB 407

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person