PHYS 486 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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- See you Tuesday Jan 17 for the first class. 

- First exam is March 2. Review video will be posted for 28 Feb class (there will be no in person class for Tuesday)

- Only the formula sheet will be allowed. Here is the mid-term formula sheet.

- Second exam is April 4. Review Thursday Mar 30. 

-  Here is the second mid-term formula sheet.

- Final will be held May 9 , 7pm-10pm, 1306 Everitt Laboratory. The final formula sheet is here.

Discussion Sessions start on Thursday, Jan. 26

Homework Schedule:

HW sets will be posted on the course website on Tuesdays.
They will be due on the following Tuesday at 9 pm, in the HW box in Loomis.  Solutions will be posted one week after the due date.

Textbook: see Course Description and Materials

Office Hours: see Contact Information

Academic Integrity

All activities in this course are subject to the Academic Integrity rules as described in Article 1, Part 4, Academic Integrity, of the Student Code.

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Statement

The Grainger College of Engineering is committed to the creation of an anti-racist, inclusive community that welcomes diversity along a number of dimensions, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, disability status, class, age, or religious beliefs. The College recognizes that we are learning together in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, that Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous voices and contributions have largely either been excluded from, or not recognized in, science and engineering, and that both overt racism and micro-aggressions threaten the well-being of our students and our university community.

The effectiveness of this course is dependent upon each of us to create a safe and encouraging learning environment that allows for the open exchange of ideas while also ensuring equitable opportunities and respect for all of us. Everyone is expected to help establish and maintain an environment where students, staff, and faculty can contribute without fear of personal ridicule, or intolerant or offensive language. If you witness or experience racism, discrimination, micro-aggressions, or other offensive behavior, you are encouraged to bring this to the attention of the course director if you feel comfortable. You can also report these behaviors to the Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART) ( Based on your report, BART members will follow up and reach out to students to make sure they have the support they need to be healthy and safe. If the reported behavior also violates university policy, staff in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution may respond as well and will take appropriate action.