Course Information
SemesterCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleL+PCreditNumber of ECTS Credits

Course Details
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 To teach the special theory of relativity, four vector concept.
To teach particle-wave duality.
To teach basic axioms of quantum mechanics.
To teach Schrodinger equation and its solution for quantum well potentials and the hydrogen atom.
To teach the basic properties of molecules and the solid state.
Course Content Special theory of relativity
Particle properties of waves
Wave properties of particles
Atomic structure
Quantum Mechanics
Quantum theory of the hydrogen atom
Many electron atoms
Statistical mechanics
The Solid state
Nuclear structure
Course Methods and Techniques
Prerequisites and co-requisities None
Course Coordinator None
Name of Lecturers Prof.Dr. CEM ÇELEBİ
Assistants None
Work Placement(s) No

Recommended or Required Reading
Resources A. Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics , 6th edition, Mc Graw Hill, Singapore, 2003

Course Category

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"

Assessment Methods and Criteria
In-Term Studies Quantity Percentage
Midterm exams 2 % 25
Quizzes 0 % 0
Homeworks 1 % 25
Other activities 0 % 0
Laboratory works 0 % 0
Projects 0 % 0
Final examination 1 % 50
% 100

ECTS Allocated Based on Student Workload
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Weekly Course Time 14 4 56
Outside Activities About Course (Attendance, Presentation, Midterm exam,Final exam, Quiz etc.) 14 6 84
Application (Homework, Reading, Self Study etc.) 5 2 10
Exams and Exam Preparations 3 10 30
Total Work Load   Number of ECTS Credits 6 180

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
NoLearning Outcomes
1 To be able to describe the Lorentz transformations, laws of motion and conservation laws in special theory of relativity.
2 To be able to explain the experiments which exhibit particle-wave duality, according particle/wave picture of matter.
3 To be able to solve Shrodinger equation for quantum wells and the hydrogen atom.
4 To be able to explain the relationship between spin and the statistics of identical particles. To be able to explain the basic properties of multi-electron atoms and molecules, and energy-band structure of solids according to quantum theory.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTopicsStudy MaterialsMaterials
1 Special theory of relativity
2 Special theory of relativity
3 Special theory of relativity
4 Particle properties of waves
5 Wave properties of particles
6 Quantum Mechanics
7 Quantum Mechanics
8 Quantum Mechanics
9 Quantum Mechanics
10 Quantum theory of the hydrogen atom
11 Many electron atoms
12 Molecules
13 Statistical mechanics
14 Statistical mechanics

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10
C1 4 4 4
C2 4 4 4
C3 4 4 4
C4 4 4 4

Contribution: 0: Null 1:Slight 2:Moderate 3:Significant 4:Very Significant