PHYS 212 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Required Materials

Web Information

This course uses the Web extensively. Internet access and a Web browser are required for:

Computers with appropriate web browsers are available in Technology Services, Engineering Work Stations and housing division computer labs.

Required Materials

Prelectures, Checkpoints, Prelabs and Prelectures

You will need to pay for access to the homework, checkpoints, prelectures and prelab information located in smart.physics 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 which will be emailed to you.  Alternatively, you may purchase the access code from the University bookstore, in which case you will need to pick up the card with the access code, or they can ship it to you. 

Then, log into  You should see a Redeem link. Enter the access code and click the Redeem Code button.

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

To assist you with this process, 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.

For Lecture

For Discussion

For Lab

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Optional Materials