Bilkent University     Department of Physics


Semester:Fall 2011
Instructor: Cemal Yalabik
Office: Room SA-228
Office Hours: Tuesdays12:40 - 13:30
catch me after class
Room SA-228
All other times (if available -
call 1316 to check)  
Room EA-G11
Assistant: Phone: ? Room SA-2??
Homework: Policy Assignments
Exams & Grading: (You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)
First Exam 25% Oct. 27 17:40 - 19:30 (SA-Z18)
Second Exam 25% Dec. 16 8:40 - 10:30 (SA-Z19)
Final Exam 35% Jan. 12 9:00 - 11:00 (SA-Z01)
Course Schedule:
First meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10:40 - 12:30 in SA-Z18
Tuesdays 10:40 - 12:30Room SA-Z19
Fridays9:40 - 10:30Room SA-Z19
Make-up hour:Fridays8:40 - 9:30Room 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 Friday of the following week at 9:45, in class, before class starts.

You can view your grades through the Stars system.

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 Holiday - No classes Propagators and Path Integrals Gauge transformations 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: