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
phone: (585) 245-5897
FAX: (585) 245-5116
email: mclean@geneseo.edu

My Schedule


Current Courses

Past Courses

PHYS 102: Science of Sound PHYS 223: Analytical Physics III PHYS 341: Seminar
PHYS 103: Science of Sound Laboratory PHYS 120: Freshman Experience PHYS 226: Optics & Modern Lab PHYS 342: Advanced Physics Problem Solving
PHYS 362: Intermediate Lab PHYS 124: Analytical Physics I Lab PHYS 230: Digital Electronics PHYS 353: Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  PHYS 125: Analytical Physics II   PHYS 363: Instrumentation & Interfacing
  PHYS 126: Analytical Physics II Lab INTD 220: History of Physical Science PHYS 386: Solid State Physics


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.  Courses which fulfill those requirements can be found by searching courses in KnightWeb.

This sheet shows the structure of pre-requisites for physics courses.

Here is a sample advising guide for completing a Physics BA in three years.  Note that individual circumstances are usually important in such a situation.

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?  


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