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Hour exam 3 massmail from Prof. Stelzer Nov. 17th 

Lab 4, make-up lab, and lab practical massmail.

Revised schedule due to Nov. 3rd holiday! See course schedule or mass email from professor Stelzer for details.

Hour exam 2 results are now available in gradebook and on Class average was 75%.

Hour exam 2 massmail from Prof. Stelzer Oct 19th.

Hour Exam 2 is Wednesday October 21st  at 7 PM. It will be proctored by physics TA's just like exam 1.  If you need a time other than 7 pm, please do so in the course gradebook as described in  massmail from Prof. Stelzer available here.

Hour Exam 1 results are available in gradebook. Average raw score was 82%.  Scaled score includes potential boost from practice exam. Exam questions and yoru answers are available at  

Hour Exam 1 has been moved to Wednesday September 30th at 7 PM.  Massmail from Prof. Stelzer is available here.

Practice Exam Scores are available.  Go to and select the online exam course. Your exam will be visible, as will your score.

 Practice Exam email  sent Monday September 9th 

Here is a pdf with instructions for purchasing the access code and entering it into or if you prefer a video we have that too.

Here is a link to the Practice Exam and iclicker email  sent Monday August 31st. 

Here is a link to the Zoom Chat Channel  sent Wednesday August 26nd. 

Here is a link to the Welcome message sent Saturday August 22nd. 

Piazza We updated the roster for the physics 211 piazza page Wednesday 8/26.  So you should automatically see the course if you sign into piazza with an account based on your University email.

Lecture Handouts  There is now a link on the schedule page that provides a powerpoint skeleton of the lecture.  These were formerly sold at the bookstore in paper edition as a guide for taking notes during lecture.  Note, sometimes the lecture we use will not follow those notes exactly as we may adjust the lecture based on student responses.  


Students must be on time and prepared for lecture.

Payment Information

You will need to pay for access to the course materials for this course.  You will have 14 days from the first day of classes to submit your payment to be able to receive credit for the courses. 

First, go to to purchase an access code. 

Then, log into  You should see a Redeem link. Enter the access code and click the Redeem Code button.  (Note this link will be available after August 21st)

Once you do this, you have successfully paid for the course.


Students must be on time and prepared for discussion.


Students must be on time and prepared for labs.


Excused Absences

Academic Integrity