Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Intoduction to Quantum Mechanics II FIZ362 6 3 + 0 7

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. RIDVAN BALDIK
Instructors Prof. HÜSEYİN AYTEKİN, Assist.Prof. MERAL ERYÜREK, Assoc.Prof. KADİR DEMİR, Assoc.Prof. RIDVAN BALDIK
Goals Quantum mechanics is one of the fundamentral theories of physics which is essential to understand the topics of modern physics. In this course it is purposed to give fundamentral concepts of the quantum mechanics.
Contents Derivation of eigenvalue equation with the Hamiltonian operator by Heisenberg Matrix Mechanics, Three Dimensional Systems, Scattering, Perturbation Theory and Various Application of the Quantum Mechanics.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 To be able to recognize fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics.
2 To have a knowledge about quantum mechanics which is essential to understand models and theories in the fields of high energy physics, nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid state physics.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lectures are given on blackboard
Assessment Methods Two midterm exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, matrix algebra and the diagonalization of matrices [1] Page 1-9
2 matrix representations of linear operators, electron spin [1] Page 10-31
3 addition of angular momentums, Clebsch-Gordon coefficients [1] Page 41-55
4 identical particle systems, two identical particles without interaction [1] Page 59-82
5 I. MIDTERM EXAM Lectures should be reviewed by the student.
6 Slater determinant, Pauli exclusion principle [1] Page 65-72
7 Helyum Atom [1] Page 73-82
8 charged particles in the electromagnetic fields, Maxwell equations and the gauge transformations [1] Page 86-89
9 gauge transformations in classical and quantum mechanics [1] Page 90-95
10 II. MIDTERM EXAM Lectures should be reviewed by the student.
11 Aharonov-Bohm effect, quantization of the magnetic flux [1] Page 95-99
12 quantization of electromagnetic fields [1] Page 100-106
13 perturbation theory [1] Page 132-143
14 Some applications of the perturbation theory [1] Page 144-164

Textbook Kuantum Mekaniği II, Tekin Dereli, Abdullah Verçin , METU PRESS, Ankara. 1998.
Additional Resources Kuantum Mekaniğine Giriş, David J. Griffiths, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 2 100
In-Term Total 2 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach. x
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education.
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the physics field. x
4 Updates the information on daily conditions. x
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence. x
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques. x
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results.
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields.
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically.
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective.
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process.
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously.
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form.
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends.
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field.
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Mid-terms 2 20 40
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Work Load (h) 206
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 6.87
ECTS Credit of the Course 7