Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2009
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228
Office Hours: Tuesdays15:40 - 16:30
catch me after class
Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room EA-G11
Assistant: Basak Renklioglu 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 25% Oct. 12 17:40 - 19:30
Second Exam 25% Dec. 1 13:40 - 15:30 (SA-Z19)
Final Exam 35% Jan. 12 15:30 - 17:30 (SA-Z19)
Course Schedule:
Tuesdays 13:40 - 15:30Room SA-Z19
Thursdays15:40 - 16:30Room SA-Z19
Make-up hour:Thursdays16:40 - 17:30Room 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 Thursday of the following week at 15:45, in class, before class starts.

You can view your grades through the Stars system.

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

Some applets:

The MIT version of this course: