Introductory Course Materials

Several developments have stimulated our Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I) to undertake a major revitalization of our introductory physics curriculum. First, physics education research has provided new insights to radically improve the way we teach physics, and second, the computer revolution has provided new, exciting pedagogical tools. These new capabilities, coupled with the need to provide greater flexibility for our students, and the capability of the World Wide Web to provide an interactive learning environment, have stimulated us to revise completely our introductory courseware.

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Light, E & M, and Modern Physics

Physics 102 (algebra-based)

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Physics 211 (calculus-based)

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E & M and Optics

Physics 212 (calculus-based)

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Thermal Physics

Physics 213 (calculus-based)

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