Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2007
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228
Office Hours: wednesday12:40 - 13:30 Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room EA-G11
Assistant: Selcen Aytekin
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)
First Exam 25% 10:40, October 17 SA-Z19
Second Exam 25% 10:40, November 28 SA-Z19
Final Exam 35% ? ?
Course Schedule:
Monday9:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z19
Wednesday 10:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z19
Modern Quantum Mechanics by J. J. Sakurai

Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course. Homework is due on the Wednesday of the following week at 10:45, in class, before class starts.

You can view your grades through the Student BAIS system. You are also encouraged to discuss course related matters in the "student-forum" for this course at the same address.

Fundamental concepts: the bra-ket notation, measurements, observables, change of basis Position, momentum, translation; wave-fuctions Quantum Dynamics: Time evolution, Schrodinger and Heisenberg pictures The harmonic oscillator
(No classes on Thursday and Friday) Schrodinger wave equation Semiclassical Approximation, the WKB method Propogators and Path Integrals
(No class on Monday) Gauge transformations Angular momentum, rotations, angular momentum eigenstates and eigenvalues Spin-1/2 systems, Bell's inequality Orbital angular momentum
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Addition of angular momentum Density operators and mixed ensembles Symmetry in quantum mechanics
(No classes on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) Time reversal symmetry