Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Spring 2017
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228 Phone 1316
Office Hours: Thursdays12:40 - 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, March 9 10:40 - 12:30 (SA-Z20)
Second Exam % Thursday, April 27 10:40 - 12:30 (SA-Z20)
Final Exam % Monday May 22 12:30 - 15:30 (SA-Z??)
Homework/Quiz/Participation %
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 9:40 - 10:30 in SA-Z20
Tuesdays 9:40 - 10:30Room SA-Z20
Thursdays 10:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z20
Recitation:Tuesdays 8:40 - 9:30Room 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 9:45, 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.

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 Time independent Perturbation Theory
- The degenerate case Applications
The Hydrogen atom Perturbation Theory Applications
Variational Principle
applications Review and Second Exam
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Time-dependent perturbation theory Time-dependent perturbation theory
- applications

Relevant links:

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