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Week 15 (4/15-19): This is our last week of new content for Physics 101.

As we close in on the end of the semester I encourage you to pay attention to opportunities that are still open for earning points in the class, particularly the remaining bonus points and late homework deadlines. We will not be offering any other extra credit or point-earning opportunities at the end of the semester beyond those that are already available to you.

Here is a summary of our schedule and deadlines this week:

  • Class Meetings
    • Lectures 26 and 27
    • Discussion 14/Quiz 10
    • Lab practical (at your regular lab meeting time)
  • Online assignments
    • [smartPhysics] Prelecture and Checkpoint 26
    • [smartPhysics] Homework 13 is due at 8am on Thursday, April 25
    • [smartPhysics] Online component of lab practical opens midweek
  • Action items
    • Make your Final Exam reservation on PrairieTest

Final Exam prep materials:

Here is a summary of all remaining schedule and deadlines this semester:

Day Event
Mon. Apr. 22

Prelecture and Checkpoint 26 due 8am
Lecture 26

Wed. Apr. 24 Lecture 27
Week of Apr. 22-26 Last discussion and quiz
In-person lab practical
Thurs. Apr. 25 Homework 13 due 8am
Mon. Apr. 29 Lecture 28 (review)
Quiz 10 retake
Wed. May 1 Lecture 29 (review)
Lab practical online component due
Homework 14 due
Thurs. May 2 James Scholar papers due in Gradescope at 5pm (final deadline)
Thurs. May 2 through
Mon. May 6
Final exam at CBTF. We will not be able to release final grades until all students have completed the final.
Mon. May 6 70% deadline at 8am for Homeworks 1-11
90% deadline at 8am for Homeworks 12-14

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Registering After the First Day of Classes

If you registered after the first day of classes but before the 10th day of classes, you will not be penalized for assignments or class activities that happened before you were registered. It is your responsibility to make sure you get appropriate credit by doing the following:

Quick Links

Getting Started in Physics 101

Recorded Lectures

Formula Sheet

Excused Absences Application

Queue for Office Hours

Schedule with lecture notes and slides, discussion problems, etc

Course Components Summary


We will be using iClicker for participation and bonus points during lecture. You may use physical iclickers or the iClicker Cloud Student app. (more information about setting up iClicker)


You can access the content at and you have full access for the first two weeks free of charge.  Sometime in the first two weeks you will need to pay for access by purchasing a code through the UIUC bookstore.  Details of how to pay for access are available via pdf.


Students must be on time and prepared for discussion. Students arriving more than 15 minutes late for discussion will receive a grade of 0% on the discussion group assignment of the day and will not be permitted to take the quiz.


Please review the required materials list to see what you need.

Students must be on time and prepared for labs. All lab sections take place in person in 4018 Campus Instructional Facility.


Excused Absences


Academic Integrity

Use of AI Tools

This course permits you to use artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as chatbots, text generators, paraphrasers, summarizers, or solvers, to get guidance on assignments except for quizzes and exams, as long as you do so in an ethical and responsible manner. Essentially, you can think of these tools as ways to help you learn but not to entirely create work for assignments like discussion problems, prelabs and labs, and James Scholar Projects. AI is more like your tutor or TA, not a replacement for your independent thinking.

This means that you must:

You are accountable for any mistakes or errors made by the AI tool. Do not rely on the AI tool to produce flawless or correct results. Always check and edit the output before submitting your work. If you discover any inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the output after submission, notify the instructor immediately and correct them as soon as possible.

Using AI tools in an unethical or irresponsible manner, such as copying or paraphrasing the output without citation or transparency, using the output as your own work without verification or integration, or using the output to misrepresent your knowledge or skills, is considered a violation of Academic Integrity in Physics 101. If you have any questions about what constitutes ethical and responsible use of AI tools, please consult with the instructor before submitting your work.