PHYS 487 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Grading

Course grading will proceed in compliance with University policy as given in Article 3, Part 1 of the Student Code.

Homework will be submitted via the in-person homework drop off box in Loomis and returned in discussions.  Late assignments will be marked down 20% for each business day beyond the due date, i.e., if your raw score is x, your score one day late would be 0.8 x.  No homework can be accepted for credit after solutions have been posted. The homework sets must be clearly written.  


You will be able to view your grades on all components of the course using the course Gradebook.


Your final grade for Physics 486 will be based upon the course components as follows:

Course Component Number of Assignments  Percentage 
Discussion sessions (lowest two scores will be dropped) 13 15%
Homework (lowest will be dropped) 9 25%
Midterm exams I and II 2 30%
Final Exam 1 30%