Office Hours
(Spring 2013)

  • M       1:00 - 3:00
  • T 10:00 -11:30
  • WR    1:00 - 2:00
  • ... and by appointment
 


 

George Marcus

Associate Professor of

Physics

ISC 228A1
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5197
marcus@geneseo.edu

George Marcus has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2006.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Physics; Stanford University
  • A.B., Physics Magna Cum Laude with highest honors; Harvard University
My Classes

Phys 106:
Nature of Light & Color

    The evolution of our understanding of the nature of light will be presented, from Newton?s corpuscles to Maxwell?s electromagnetic waves to the modern view of wave-particle duality. Along the way, many optical phenomena will be investigated in lecture demonstrations and in the laboratory, including lenses, prisms, rainbows, photography, interference, diffraction, the photoelectric effect, and atomic spectra. Simple algebra, trigonometry and geometry will be employed. Cannot be counted toward the physics major. (Not open to students with prior credit for physics courses numbered PHYS 113 or higher without department approval.) Corequisite: PHYS 107. Offered every spring

Phys 107:
N/Nature of Light & Color Lab

    An introductory laboratory experience to help students understand light and color. Many optical phenomena will be investigated in laboratory activities including lenses, vision and perception, interference, diffraction, the photoelectric effect, and atomic spectra. Cannot be counted toward the physics major. (Not open to students with prior credit for physics courses numbered PHYS 113 or higher without department approval.) Corequisite: PHYS 106. Offered every spring.

Phys 126:
Analytical Physics II Lab

    An experimental course developing laboratory and analytical skills in physics. Includes experiments in electric fields, Ohm's law, use of the oscilloscope, and electric circuits. Prerequisites: PHYS 124 or permission of department. Corequisites: PHYS 125 or permission of department. Offered every spring