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The Final Exam for this course is now open on on SmartPhysics. All students (including those who originally signed up for "special conflict exams") can take the exam on SmartPhysics at a time of their choosing, with the only time restriction being that it closes at 5 pm CT on Friday May 15. For students who took the Friday May 8 "default exam," they may be done with the exam, or can take the new and available "conflict" exam if they would like (in this case, it will automatically replace their score from 5/8).

To access the available Final Exam, simple go to SmartPhysics and the course titled "Physics 211 Spring 2020 Final (conflict)" and there will be an assignment labeled "CONFLICT Final - Sp20."

This closed-notes (i.e., only the fomula sheet and your calculator are allowed) cumulative Final Exam will have 46 physics questions.



In addition to your regular "practice exams," we have now put a short example exam to help you get familiar with the Final Exam Format. This can be found at SmartPhysics. In the course "Physics 211 Spring 2020 Practice Exams," this assignment will show up as "Final Exam Format" on the calendar view -- open 4 pm Monday May 4, deadline of Friday May 8 at 1 pm, feedback on Wednesday May 6 at 12 pm. Note that the real exam will have a restricted time window, roughly 3 hours.





Online Quizzes

Quiz 10 is available here.

Please upload your quiz to until Tuesday, 28 April 2020, at noon CDT.


Physics 211 is going online! Details related to all class components will be communicated via Massmails, and Meeting ID information relevant for accessing the new online Office Hours and Discussions can be found in the tabs at the lower left of this page.

Lectures have now gone online! These lecture assignments show up as "prelectures" on FlipItPhysics, appearing in calendar view on their regularly scheduled dates. [Please note: The primary deadline for completing these assignments is set for the lecture date (for technical reasons), but there is also a "late" deadline, still for 100% credit, set for 8 am on the day of the following lecture (late deadline of 8 am Thursday for all Tuesday lectures, and late deadline of 8 am of the following Tuesday for all Thursday lectures)].

Stay safe everyone!





You will need to get flipitPhysics 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 P211SP20
  5. Enter your NetID (e.g. whatever is in front of in your email address) and click Enroll Course

You will need to join a second (FREE) FlipItPhysics class in order to have access to the course lab materials. The instructions below assume you have already signed up for FlipItPhysics as described above.

  1. Go to and log into your account, (or if you are already logged in just click the account link at the top).
  2. Click on the Join a Course link and enter a code that depends on the day you have your lab
    P211SP20_L1 for Monday lab sections (L1A, L1B, L1E, L1F, L1J, L1K, L1M)
    P211SP20_L2 for Tuesday lab sections (L2A, L2B, L2E, L2F, L2J, L2K, L2M, L2N, L2R)
    P211SP20_L3 for Wednesday lab sections (L3A, L3B, L3E, L3F, L3J, L3K, L3M, L3N)
    P211SP20_L4 for Thursday lab sections (L4A, L4B, L4E, L4F, L4J, L4K)
  3. Enter your NetID (e.g. whatever is in front of in your email address) and click Enroll Course.
  4. If you join the wrong FlipItPhysics lab course by mistake, or if you change to a lab section on a different day, then don't worry - just join correct FlipItPhysics lab course and start doing your work in that one instead. Do not withdraw from a FlipItPhysics Lab class once you have done work in it or you will not get credit for that work.


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Students must be on time and prepared for labs.


Students must be on time and prepared for discussion.

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