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: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6031PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  • Wait lists will not be available for this class. Entry to this class will be based on the order in which students enroll via Student Center. Enrollment caps are not able to be adjusted to add students to a section that has reach capacity.

  •  6032PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  • Wait lists will not be available for this class. Entry to this class will be based on the order in which students enroll via Student Center. Enrollment caps are not able to be adjusted to add students to a section that has reach capacity.

  •  6034PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  •  6035PHYS 2214  DIS 203

  •  6036PHYS 2214  DIS 204

  •  6037PHYS 2214  DIS 205

  •  6038PHYS 2214  DIS 206

  •  6039PHYS 2214  DIS 207

  •  6040PHYS 2214  DIS 208

  •  6041PHYS 2214  DIS 209

  •  6042PHYS 2214  DIS 210

  •  8382PHYS 2214  DIS 211

  •  8383PHYS 2214  DIS 212

  •  6044PHYS 2214  LAB 402

  •  6045PHYS 2214  LAB 403

  •  6046PHYS 2214  LAB 404

  •  6058PHYS 2214  LAB 405

  •  6059PHYS 2214  LAB 406

  •  6060PHYS 2214  LAB 407

  •  6061PHYS 2214  LAB 408

  •  6062PHYS 2214  LAB 409

  •  6063PHYS 2214  LAB 410

  •  8384PHYS 2214  LAB 411

  •  8385PHYS 2214  LAB 412