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


To be eligible for James Scholar Honors credit, you must:

You are not eligible if you are still a James Scholar Nominee on that date.

The Work

James Scholar Supplemental Homework Assignments

Turn in homework to the Physics 211-212 James Scholar homework box on the second floor of Loomis, on the north side of the building. The homework box is bright yellow and has a black-and-white label which reads "212/211 JAMES SCHOLAR".

Each assignment is due by 5 p.m. on the specified due date. Late assignments will receive zero credit.

Assignments which do not conform to instructions below will also receive zero credit.

Each page of your submission must contain:

The problems are harder than the others in 212; however,  we want you to give them your best!

Each problem (three problems per assignment) will be graded out of 10 points.   You must maintain an average of about 8/10 in order to receive credit.

There will be 5 assignments, due every 2 or 3 weeks, and timed to avoid scheduling conflicts with hour exams.

Be sure to show a reasonable amount of your work. More is always better than less. If we ask for a numerical answer don't forget the units.

The solution might also involve submission of a graph. You may make the graphs with any software you want or submit the graph as hand-drawn. Don't forget to label the axes of the graphs with the variables plotted, and include units.

Please note that the grades on these assignments DO NOT affect your overall 212 grade IN ANY WAY.


If you are already a James Scholar, you should complete an Honors Credit Learning Agreement form, get it signed, and submit it to your college office.

College of Engineering: You must use the James Scholar portfolio tool:

College of LAS:  the whole process can be done online using an EHCLA (electronic HCLA).

How do I get the form signed?

College of Engineering: Your instructor will be notified through the portfolio tool.

College of LAS: Your electronic eHCLA will be sent by email to the course instructor, which should be your lecturer. They provide a virtual signature by simply replying to the email.