Physics117: Introduction to Physics

Fall 2008, Sections 0101, 0102, 0104, & 0105

Classes: MWF 2:00 - 2:50 PM; Room Phys. 1410.

Labs: Thursday at 12:00 PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM,

and Friday at 10:00 AM; Room Phys. 3301.

Prof. James J. Griffin and Teaching Assistants:

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Prospectus: Physics 117 Facts
Syllabus & Course Schedule

Exam Policy
Grading Policy
Advice on Physics 117
University of Maryland Honor Code and Physics 117