PHYS 2214

PHYS 2214

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5951PHYS 2214  LEC 001

  • There is no wait list for this class and students won't be added to full sections. If your schedule doesn't permit you to pre-enroll in open sections, see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall during your add/drop period. All students requiring this class will be enrolled in the class.

  •  5952PHYS 2214  LEC 002

  • There is no wait list for this class and students won't be added to full sections. If your schedule doesn't permit you to pre-enroll in open sections, see Danyel Wierson in 121 Clark Hall during your add/drop period. All students requiring this class will be enrolled in the class.

  •  5954PHYS 2214  DIS 202

  •  5955PHYS 2214  DIS 203

  •  5957PHYS 2214  DIS 205

  •  5958PHYS 2214  DIS 206

  •  5959PHYS 2214  DIS 207

  •  5960PHYS 2214  DIS 208

  •  5961PHYS 2214  DIS 209

  •  5962PHYS 2214  DIS 210

  •  8080PHYS 2214  DIS 211

  •  8081PHYS 2214  DIS 212

  •  5964PHYS 2214  LAB 402

  •  5965PHYS 2214  LAB 403

  •  5966PHYS 2214  LAB 404

  •  5979PHYS 2214  LAB 406

  •  5980PHYS 2214  LAB 407

  •  5981PHYS 2214  LAB 408

  •  5982PHYS 2214  LAB 409

  •  5983PHYS 2214  LAB 410

  •  8082PHYS 2214  LAB 411

  •  8083PHYS 2214  LAB 412