Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Spring 2015
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: To be announced Room SA-228
All other times (if available - call 1316 to check)
Assistant: Ayse Yesil Phone: 2149 Room SA-203
About the course:
This is the second of the two undergraduate core courses on Quantum Mechanics for students who intend to go on for graduate studies in Physics.


Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)
First Exam % March 5 10:40 - 12:30 (SB-Z10)
Second Exam % April 16 10:40 - 12:30 (SB-Z10)
Final Exam % May 25 18:30 - 21:30 (S?-Z04)
Final (Retake) Exam % May ?? ??:?? - ??:?? (S?-Z??)
Homework+Quizzes %
Attendance % (extra credit)
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9:40 - 10:30 in SB-Z10
Tuesdays 9:40 - 10:30Room SB-Z10
Thursdays 10:40 - 12:30Room SB-Z10
Recitation:Tuesdays 8:40 - 9:30Room SB-Z10
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 9:45, in class, before class starts.

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 %. 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 such that the overall average will be over % even if the remaining assessment grades (i.e. Homework+Quiz+Final) average to less than or equal to twice this pre-final grade. (Also, see below for the attendance requirement.)

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

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! (If the average is %, the student will need to receive at least twice that: , from the remaining assesments (Homework+Quiz+Final) to get a D grade - attendance is extra credit - but it may also go negative! If you miss more than 6 hours of lectures, you will need to compensate that by assignments which will take much longer time to do, or you will get an FZ.)

Angular MomentumIdentical ParticlesIdentical Particles
Statistics, Entanglement Identical Particles
- applications to materials, etc. Review and First Exam Time independent Perturbation Theory
- The non-degenerate case Time independent Perturbation Theory
- The non-degenerate case
(No Tuesday Class) Time independent Perturbation Theory
- The degenerate case Applications
The Hydrogen atom Perturbation Theory Applications
Review and Second Exam
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Variational Principle
(No Thursday Class) Time-dependent perturbation theory Time-dependent perturbation theory
- applications Further Applications

Relevant links:

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