PHYS 485 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PHYS 485 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Required Materials and Assignments

Course Textbook

Quantum Physics, A fundamental approach to Modern Physics by John S. Townsend (2010 edition) REQUIRED

Recommended Reading


There are four categories of assignments i) Participation Questions, ii) Homework, iii) 1 Mid-Term exam, and iv) 1 Final exam
Depending on how the semester shapes up and interest, we may have an extra credit assignment. 

The Schedule link gives you an overview of what to expect and when. Details of the categories are as follows:
 i) Participation Questions are  one or two brief questions a week and they are a simple way for you to keep up with contents and concepts covered in class. You will not be penalized for incorrect answers but we do require careful thinking. Submission for each question will be open  for the week via Gradescope
 ii) There are 6-8 regular Homework Assignments to be submitted via Gradescope. Release and due date are indiciated on the Schedule and will also be mentioned in class, including any changes. 
LATE HOMEWORK POLICY---For homeworks that are just before an exam, i.e. HW1,2,4,and 5, late homework is accepted for partial credit. You will receive 80% of the points earned on the first late day, 60% on the second, and so on, with 20% drop for each subsequent day. 
iii) and iv) The Mid-term and Final will both be held in class. 

Gradescope can be accessed through the corresponding link on the left. 

Gradescope Assistance

Submitting a PDF/Image for problem sets

Submitting an online assignment for class participation/attendance

Viewing graded assignments