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

  •  4895PHYS 2214  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ralph, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    All enrollment requests should be directed to physicsenrollment@cornell.edu

  •  4896PHYS 2214  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ralph, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Visit www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist if you are unable to enroll in any combination of open class components.

  • 17470PHYS 2214  DIS 201

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

  •  4897PHYS 2214  DIS 202

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

  •  4898PHYS 2214  DIS 203

    • WFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ralph, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4899PHYS 2214  DIS 204

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ralph, D

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  •  4900PHYS 2214  DIS 205

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  •  4901PHYS 2214  DIS 206

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  •  4902PHYS 2214  DIS 207

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  •  4903PHYS 2214  DIS 208

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  •  4904PHYS 2214  DIS 209

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  •  4905PHYS 2214  DIS 210

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  •  6825PHYS 2214  DIS 211

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  •  6826PHYS 2214  DIS 212

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  • 17471PHYS 2214  LAB 401

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  •  4906PHYS 2214  LAB 402

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  •  4907PHYS 2214  LAB 403

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  •  4908PHYS 2214  LAB 404

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  •  4919PHYS 2214  LAB 405

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  •  4920PHYS 2214  LAB 406

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  •  4921PHYS 2214  LAB 407

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  •  4922PHYS 2214  LAB 408

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  •  4923PHYS 2214  LAB 409

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  •  4924PHYS 2214  LAB 410

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  •  6827PHYS 2214  LAB 411

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  •  6828PHYS 2214  LAB 412

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
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  • Instruction Mode: Online