Dr. James McLean

Dr. Mclean at the blackboard
SUNY at Geneseo Seal of SUNY Geneseo
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454-1401
office: 228G, Greene Bldg, Integrated Science Center
office phone: (585) 245-5897
FAX: (585) 245-5116
email: mclean@geneseo.edu

My Schedule


Current Courses

PHYS 102: Science of Sound
PHYS 103: Science of Sound Lab
PHYS 362: Intermediate Lab

Past Courses

PHYS 120: Freshman Experience PHYS 223: Analytical Physics III PHYS 353: Advanced Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 124: Analytical Physics I Lab PHYS 226: Optics & Modern Lab PHYS 363: Instrumentation & Interfacing
PHYS 125: Analytical Physics II PHYS 230: Digital Electronics PHYS 372: Undergraduate Research
PHYS 126: Analytical Physics II Lab PHYS 341: Seminar PHYS 386: Solid State Physics

PHYS 342: Advanced Physics Problem Solving INTD 220: History of Physical Science


The Right Way to Do Homework

Digital Devices Harm Performance

Online Homework

The entry page for CAPA
The login page for WebAssign

Standard Grading Policy

Unless noted otherwise in a syllabus, this link will show the details of how I align numerical and letter grades.

Grading Codes

Grading codes and abbreviations used on Lab Reports and Abstracts are detailed at this link.


Graduation Requirements

This site describes the general education requirements.

For more specific advising information about courses and programs, see my Advising page.

Recommendation Form

If you would like me to write a recommendation letter for you (for grad school, REU, employment, etc.), ask me first.  Then, so that I can write the best possible letter, provide me with:

  • This Recommendation Form (NOTE: Typing your name does not qualify as a signature.  There are many methods to sign electronically, however. If you need more info, ask me.)
  • An unofficial transcript


Follow this link for a web link index about careers using physics.

atomic surface reconstruction of gallium arsenide

My Research Homepage

20 micron pits on CR-39, showing where alpha particles have left tracks


Interesting Information

Numbers of Graduates: How Geneseo Compares Roles of the Faculty at Geneseo
AIP's "Who's Hiring Physics Bachelors?" How tall are Physicists?
What Online HW do students like?  Green spaces near campus


Useful links

Physics Learning Center Geneseo Library
Physical Units
(a page of Russ Rowlett's at UNC)
Geneseo Academic Calendars
Search Geneseo
College office listing Academic Departments