Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Spring 2014
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: Thursdays15:40 - 16:30
catch me after class
Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Assistant: Ayse Yesil Phone: 2149 Room SA-203
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)
First Exam % March 10 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z19)
Second Exam % April 21 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z19)
Final Exam % May ?? ??:?? - ??:?? (S?-Z??)
Final (Retake) Exam % May ?? ??:?? - ??:?? (S?-Z??)
Homework+Quizzes %
+ Participation etc.
% (extra credit)
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Thursday, Feb. 6, 13:40 - 15:30 in SA-Z19
Mondays 15:40 - 16:30Room SA-Z19
Thursdays 13:40 - 15:30Room SA-Z19
Recitation:Mondays 16:40 - 17:30Room SA-Z19
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths

Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course. Homework is due on the Thursday 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 %. 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 first and second exams and the homework+quizzes such that the overall average will be over % if the final exam grade is less than or equal to twice the pre-final grade.

Therefore a student cannot get a D grade if the pre-final achivement level is below % from the first and second exams and the homework.

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+quizzes! (If the average is %, the student will need to receive at least twice that: , from the final exam to get a D grade - attendance+participation is extra credit.)

Angular Momentum
No Monday class Angular MomentumThe Hydrogen atomIdentical ParticlesIdentical Particles
(applications to materials, etc.) (First exam)
Identical ParticlesTime independent Perturbation Theory
(The non-degenerate case) Time independent Perturbation Theory
(The non-degenerate case) Time independent Perturbation Theory
(The degenerate case) Applications
The Hydrogen atom Perturbation Theory Applications
(Second Exam)
Variational principle
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Variational Principle
(No Thursday class.) Time-dependent perturbation theory Time-dependent perturbation theory

Relevant links:

  • MIT Open Courseware links:
  • Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple - by Hans Bethe
  • Some applets: