Physics 2214 is the final semester of a three-semester introductory physics sequence. It
covers a wide range of topics essential to those interested in pursuing careers in science and
engineering, and of direct relevance to understanding many aspects of modern technology.
Specific topics covered include oscillations, mechanical waves (strings, sound, seismic),
electromagnetic waves (radio waves, light, X-rays), optics (lenses, mirrors, image formation),
interference and diffraction, and quantum physics. We will use vector calculus and the complex
representation of sinusoidal functions. Our emphasis is on developing your scientific literacy,
i.e., your familiarity with
the day-to-day language
engineering professionals; on developing specific problem-solving skills; and on developing your
ability to formulate questions and solve problems both on your own and as part of a team.
Prof. Csaba Csaki, 469 Physical Sciences Building, email@example.com, 4-8935
Prof. Glenn Fletcher, 101 Clark Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dr. Florian Loehl, 375 Wilson Laboratory, email@example.com, 255-8778
For general course questions, corrections to and errors on homework assignments,
emergencies, contact Csaki or Fletcher.
For questions about registration, grades and records, contact Fletcher.
For questions about labs, contact Loehl.
For questions about homework solutions, contact Fletcher.
For questions about exam room assignments and make-up exams, contact Fletcher.
For physics questions about homework, lab, coop, etc., contact any TA. (Office hours of
all staff are open to all students.)
For help with study habits, homework and exam strategies, and general questions
about how to improve your performance, please contact Csaki or Fletcher.
For issues involving TAs (grading consistency, quiz difficulty, etc.), please contact
For issues involving academic integrity, including copying of homework and use of
unauthorized materials in exams, please contact Csaki.
Note: Please don't expect individual or immediate responses to emails. Faculty typically receive
40 to 80 emails a day, most of which request responses from us, and we can't possibly answer
all of them. If at all possible, please try to talk with us just before or just after lecture, or during
our office hours, or else use the on-line Anonymous Feedback form. We will try to issue
responses to the entire class for issues you raise of general interest.