Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2013
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: Tuesdays15:40 - 16:30
catch me after class
Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room EA-G11
Assistant: Ayse Yesil Phone: 2149 Room SA-2??
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)
First Exam % Oct. 24 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z20)
Second Exam % Dec. 5 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z20)
Final Exam % Jan. 9 09:00 - 12:00 (SB-Z03)
Final (Retake) Exam % Jan. 19 12:00 - 14:30 (SA-Z03)
Homework+Quizzes %
+ Participation etc.
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 16, 13:40 - 15:30 in SA-Z20
Tuesdays 13:40 - 15:30Room SA-Z20
Thursdays 15:40 - 16:30Room SA-Z20
Recitation:Thursdays 16:40 - 17:30Room SA-Z20
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths

Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course. Homework is due on the Tuesday of the following week at 13:45, in class, before class starts.

You can view your grades through the Stars system.

In order to get a D grade from this course, a student must show an overall achievement level of %. This means that a student cannot get a D grade if the achivement level is below % from the first and second exams and the homework (even if the achievement level is 100% in other components).

This means, a student will receive the FZ grade (and will not be able to take the final exam) if the average is lower than % from the first and second exams and the homework! (If the average is %, the student will need to receive 100% from the final exam [and the attendance] to get a D grade.)

Mathematical preliminariesThe wave function
Preliminaries: probability, statistical interpretation Momentum, the uncertainty principle Time-independent Schrodinger equation
Stationary states, the infinite square well Holiday! (First exam)
Free particle, other simple potentials The harmonic oscillator
(No Tuesday class) The harmonic oscillator The harmonic oscillator Formalism
The Hilbert space Observables and their relations to eigenvalues and eigenvectors (Second Exam)
The uncertainty principle; Dirac notation
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Quantum Mechanics in three dimensions
The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates
applet (Choose "complex orbitals") Angular momentum Angular momentum
(Tuesday class only)

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