Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2008
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228
Office Hours: Thursdays12:40 - 13:30
catch me after class
Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room EA-G11
Assistant: Rasim Ovali Office: SA-207
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)
First Exam 25% Oct. 23 10:40 - 12:30
Second Exam 25% Dec. 4 10:40 - 12:30
Final Exam 35% Jan. 16 12:15 - 14:15 (SA-Z04)
Course Schedule:
Tuesdays 8:40 - 10:30Room SA-Z02
Thursdays10:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z02
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 Thursday 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 Holiday - no classes Quantum Dynamics: Time evolution, Schrodinger and Heisenberg pictures The harmonic oscillator
Schrodinger wave equation Semiclassical Approximation, the WKB method Propogators and Path Integrals
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 Holiday - no classes Addition of angular momentum Density operators and mixed ensembles Symmetry in quantum mechanics
(No class on Thursday) Time reversal symmetry
(Last class on Tuesday, follow Thursday schedule)

Some applets:

The MIT version of this course: