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James McLean

Associate Professor of

Physics

ISC 228G
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5897
mclean@geneseo.edu

James McLean has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1999.

 

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., Experimental Physics; Cornell University (Solid State Surface Physics)
  • B.S., Physics; Brown University
Fall 2014 Classes

PHYS 102:
Science of Sound

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    The production, transmission, recording, and sensation of sound are presented in a lecture-demonstration format. Examples of mechanical vibrations, mechanisms of hearing and speech, perception of loud
    ness, high-fidelity sound systems, musical instruments, and wave form analysis are included. The mathematics used is limited to elementary algebra. Cannot be counted towards the physics major. Not open to students with prior credit for physics courses numbered PHYS 113 or higher without department approval. Corequisite: PHYS 103. Offered every fall
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PHYS 103:
N/Science of Sound Laboratory

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    A laboratory course to complement Science of Sound. Experiments studying vibration, sound analysis, and standing waves will use devices such as tone generators, oscilloscopes, sound level meters, and
    audio equipment. Cannot be counted towards the physics major. Not open to students with prior credit for physics courses numbered PHYS 113 or higher without department approval. Corequisite: PHYS 102. Offered every fall
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PHYS 342:
Adv Physics Problem Solving

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    This course is designed to help senior physics majors synthesize the fundamental concepts learned in the various facets of physics program. An emphasis is placed on applying a variety of problem solv
    ing techniques to examples drawn from across the physics disciplines. This course should help students prepare for physics graduate school admissions exams as well as for the first year of graduate coursework. Cannot be counted towards Physics major. (Half semester course.) Prerequisites: PHYS 352 or PHYS 311 or PHYS 335. Credits: 1(1-0). Offered not on a regular basis
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