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

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The registrar has released the dates for our final exam: "Combined" = Wednesday, May 13, 8am and "Conflict" = Thursday, May 14, 1:30pm. You are free to sign up for the conflict exam without needing to demonstrate an actual conflict with other academic obligations. See the gradebook.

Please register your iclicker through the Physics 211 Gradebook.

Click here to download a spreadsheet that will help you estimate your grade


Please see the course description for an explanation of how this course works. It may seem complicated at first, but all the pieces do work together to enhance understanding. The course description also gives important details on our policies for missed exams, labs & quizzes. Also, please consult the schedule to help you keep track of what is due when.


You will need to get smartPhysics access and do the first Prelecture and Checkpoint before you go to the first lecture.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Register button, and create an account using your "" email address
  3. Complete your profile, then click on the Enrollments Tab
  4. Click on the [Join a Course] link and enter UIP211SP15
  5. Enter your NetID (e.g. whatever is in front of "" in your email address) and click "Enroll Course"


We will be using i>clickers in every lecture. You can use either the older v1 or the newer v2 i>clickers. 
If you have not already done so, please register your clicker by visiting
Having another student answer questions using your clicker is considered cheating.

Excused Absences

The only course components eligible to be issued a grade of EX are discussions, labs and exams (except for the final). Please submit your excused absence no later than 14 days from your absence via the Excused Absences application. The count begins the day of your absence.  For more information, please read the course description page.