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Physics at UIUC

  1. Jul 26, 2008 #1
    To be granted access to undergraduate physics resources at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, go to this website:


    The websites have syllabi, practice exams, and lecture slides. Here is a list of the classes:

    PHYS 101 - College Physics: Mech & Heat
    PHYS 102 - College Physics: E&M & Modern
    PHYS 211 - University Physics: Mechanics
    PHYS 212 - University Physics: Elec & Mag
    PHYS 213 - Univ Physics: Thermal Physics
    PHYS 214 - Univ Physics: Quantum Physics
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 26, 2008
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  3. Dec 16, 2008 #2
    Sweet, I didn't know my school had any of use up online. Thanks, that'll be useful for next semester!
  4. Dec 16, 2008 #3
    Didn't you get the huge course book the student center gives?
  5. Dec 17, 2008 #4
    They don't really hand those out any more. They've almost completely switched to the online course catalog as far as I know.
  6. Dec 17, 2008 #5
    Gotcha. I forgot about the "going green" campaign that's spreading around. That website linked above is definitely good. I also found it a good idea to go to a professor's website that's teaching a class I was interested in taking and downloading all the notes/homework/tests (hopefully with solutions) for future use. It definitely helped me when I was taking a class and had at least a sample of what to expect on an exam; although I will admit that I did this for math not physics.
  7. Dec 17, 2008 #6
    Good idea! My math class this semester actually has all the homework and exams given (and solutions) posted now so it would be an excellent idea to check for classes I'm going to be taking and seeing what's up there. Thanks for the idea :)
  8. Dec 17, 2008 #7
    I don't know if you are in a sorority or if sororities do this but frats most certainly keep a little database for all classes as study aids. There's mixed feelings on this as some believe it's cheating if a professor reuses the tests from previous times he/she taught it. My opinion is if a professor doesn't want to devote the time to come up with new problems, then it's on him :) However frats do take it one step further...sometimes a professor will let the students take the test home to review the marks but will ask them to return it, in frats, those tests get photocopied and stored... so take it as you will.
  9. Dec 17, 2008 #8
    Also true. We have the biggest Greek system on campus so I guess there must be a few copies around. :)
  10. Dec 17, 2008 #9
    Now I miss Kam's...
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