Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2010
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: Ayse Yesil 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. 21 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z18)
Second Exam 25% Dec. 2 15:40 - 17:30 (SA-Z18)
Final Exam 35% Jan. 11 12:15 - 14:15 (SA-Z18)
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Thursday, Sept. 16, 15:40 - 17:30 in SA-Z18
Tuesdays 13:40 - 15:30Room SA-Z18
Thursdays15:40 - 16:30Room SA-Z18
Make-up hour:Thursdays16:40 - 17:30Room SA-Z18
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.

Introduction (Thursday class only) 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
Schrodinger wave equation Semiclassical Approximation, the WKB method (No Thursday class) Propagators and Path Integrals Gauge transformations Holiday - No classes Angular momentum, rotations, angular momentum eigenstates and eigenvalues Spin-1/2 systems, Bell's inequality
Week Subject Exam #1 #2 Orbital angular momentum Addition of angular momentum Density operators and mixed ensembles Symmetry in quantum mechanics, time reversal symmetry

Some applets:

The MIT version of this course: