PHYS 2214

PHYS 2214

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4520 PHYS 2214   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students whose schedule of required classes prevents them from enrolling in any open discussion or lab section should join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist.

  •  4521 PHYS 2214   LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students whose schedule of required classes prevents them from enrolling in any open discussion or lab section should join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist.

  •  7665 PHYS 2214   DIS 201

    • WF Clark Hall 294G
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4523 PHYS 2214   DIS 203

    • WF Clark Hall 294E
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

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  •  4524 PHYS 2214   DIS 204

    • WF Clark Hall 294G
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

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  •  4525 PHYS 2214   DIS 205

    • WF Clark Hall 294G
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

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  •  4526 PHYS 2214   DIS 206

    • WF Clark Hall 294H
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

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  •  4527 PHYS 2214   DIS 207

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  •  4528 PHYS 2214   DIS 208

    • WF Clark Hall 294B
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

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  •  4529 PHYS 2214   DIS 209

    • WF Clark Hall 294C
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ralph, D

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  • 19269 PHYS 2214   DIS 210

    • WF Clark Hall 294G
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6280 PHYS 2214   DIS 212

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19162 PHYS 2214   DIS 213

    • WF Clark Hall 294G
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Case, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7666 PHYS 2214   LAB 401

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  •  4532 PHYS 2214   LAB 403

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  •  4533 PHYS 2214   LAB 404

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  •  4544 PHYS 2214   LAB 405

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  •  4545 PHYS 2214   LAB 406

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  •  4546 PHYS 2214   LAB 407

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  •  4548 PHYS 2214   LAB 409

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  •  4549 PHYS 2214   LAB 410

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  •  6281 PHYS 2214   LAB 411

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  •  6282 PHYS 2214   LAB 412

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  • 19163 PHYS 2214   LAB 413

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