Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2020
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
This will be a 100% online course! The best way to contact the instructor out of class is through email at and arrange for a zoom meeting if necessary. My Office Hours this semester will be Fridays 12:30 - 13:30 and I would prefer to have the meetings during those times, but we can arrange other times if necessary.
Assistant: Noor Yousuf 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.

Midterm Exam 40% November 8 2020 11:30 (V-02)
Final Exam 45% January 10 8:30
Homework/Quiz/Participation %
Course Schedule:
Thursdays  17:30 - 19:20 Zoom Room
Sundays 8:30 - 9:20 Zoom Room
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths

Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments for this course in this course.

You can view your grades through the Stars system.

FZ Policy
In order to get a D grade from this course, a student must show an overall achievement level of 50%. An important part of this achievement must be accumulated through regular studying, before taking the final exam. The student must demonstrate this by accumulating sufficient pre-final points from the midterm exam such that the overall average will be over 50% if the remaining assessment grades (i.e. Homework+Quiz+Final) average to less than or equal to twice this pre-final grade.

Therefore a student cannot get a D grade if the pre-final achivement level is below 31% from the midterm exam.

This means, a student will receive the FZ grade (and will not be able to take the final exam) if the midterm grade is less than 31! (If the grade is 31, the student will need to receive at least 62% from the remaining assesments [Homework+Quiz+Final] 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 Free particle, other simple potentials The harmonic oscillator The harmonic oscillator Formalism
The Hilbert space Midterm Exam
Week (Monday) Subject Exam Exam! Observables and their relations to eigenvalues and eigenvectors 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") The Schrodinger Equation in spherical coordinates

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