Language of Instruction

English

Level of Course Unit

First Cycle

Department / Program

PHYSICS

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Objectives of the Course

1.To teach the “wave mechanics” formulation of quantum physics that describes the dynamics of particles in cases where the classical Newtonian mechanics is not valid. 2.To demonstrate the solutions of Schrödinger equation for a single particle in simple cases 3.To introduce quantum mechanical concepts such as, “wave function”, “operator”, “spin”, etc. 4.To teach fundamental properties of manyparticle systems in quantum mechanics.

Course Content

The wave function and probability; applications of timeidependent Schroedinger equation to onedimensional problems including potential well, harmonic oscillator and free particle; applications of Schroedinger equation to threedimensional problems including hydrogen atom, angular momentum, spin and addition of angular momenta; identical particles with applications.

Course Methods and Techniques


Prerequisites and corequisities

None

Course Coordinator

None

Name of Lecturers

Prof.Dr. R.TUĞRUL SENGER

Assistants

None

Work Placement(s)

No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources

 Ramamurti Shankar, “Principles of Quantum Mechanics”, Plenum Press, 1991  R. Eisberg, R. Resnick “Quantum Physics”, John Wiley & Sons, 1985. David J. Griffiths, “Introduction to Quantum Mechanics”, PrenticeHall, 2005









