Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2016
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: Tuesdays12:40 - 13:30 Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room SA-228
Assistant: Kűbra Işık Yıldız Phone: 2150 Room SA-205
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: "Cheat sheets" will not be allowed during the exams, but you will be provided with sufficient information for solving the problems without memorization.

There is an attendance requirement for this course: A student may not miss more than 6 hours of class in order to pass the course. Further absences may be compensated by completing assignments which will take much longer time than the corresponding class time.

First Exam % Thursday, October 27 10:40 - 12:30 (SA-Z01)
Second Exam % Thursday, December 1 10:40 - 12:30 (SA-Z01)
Final Exam % Thursday, January 5 18:30 - 21:30 (SA-Z04)
Homework/Quiz/Participation %
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 8:40 - 10:30 in SA-Z01
Tuesdays 8:40 - 10:30Room SA-Z01
Thursdays 11:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z01
Recitation:Thursdays 10:40 -11:30Room SA-Z01
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 8:45, in class, before class starts.

Problem solving sessions: Occasionally, we will hold problem solving sessions, during the recitation hour. A problem will be asked, and all students will be expected to solve the problem on their own. You can use your textbooks or notes, but may not discuss the problem with your friends. You may discuss it with the instructor. You will have to complete the solution and hand it in during the session, your solution will be graded as a quiz.

You can view your grades through the Stars system.

Mathematical preliminariesThe wave function
Preliminaries: probability, statistical interpretation Momentum, the uncertainty principle Time-independent Schrodinger equation
Stationary states, the infinite square well Free particle, other simple potentials
First exam The harmonic oscillator The harmonic oscillator The harmonic oscillator Formalism
The Hilbert space Observables and their relations to eigenvalues and eigenvectors
Second Exam
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Observables and their relations to eigenvalues and eigenvectors
The uncertainty principle; Dirac notation Quantum Mechanics in three dimensions
The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates
applet (Choose "complex orbitals")