PHYS 211 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James Scholar Credit


To be eligible for James Scholar Honors credit, you must:

You are not eligible if you are still a James Scholar Nominee on that date.

Please note that the grades on these assignments DO NOT affect your overall PHYS 211 grade IN ANY WAY.

This semester, your James Scholar grader is John Slimak (
Please join the Gradescope course for this semester using the code: G24N86
Office hours will be held via zoom and are available by request.

James Scholar Assignments for PHYS 211

Each assignment is due by 5 p.m. on the specified due date. Late assignments will receive zero credit.

Assignments that do not conform to the instructions below will also receive zero credit.

Each page of your submission must contain:


The problems are harder than the others in 211; however, we want you to give them your best!

Each problem (three problems per assignment) will be graded out of 10 points. You must maintain an average of about 8/10 in order to receive credit.

There will be 5 assignments, due every 2 or 3 weeks, and timed to avoid scheduling conflicts with hour exams.

Be sure to show a reasonable amount of your work. More is always better than less. If we ask for a numerical answer don't forget the units.

The solution might also involve submission of a graph. You may make the graphs with any software you want or submit the graph as hand-drawn. Don't forget to label the axes of the graphs with the variables plotted, and include units.



If you are already a James Scholar, you should complete an Honors Credit Learning Agreement form, get it signed, and submit it to your college office.

How do I get the form signed?