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COURSE CODE                 :PHY201

COURSE TITLE                 : Introduction to Quantum Physics

LOCAL CREDIT                :4

ECTS CREDIT                   :6

LECTURER                        : Asst. Prof. Dr. Erkut İnan İşeri

COURSE HOUR                 : 4

LABORATORY HOUR     : –

OFFICE HOUR                   : 2

TYPE OF COURSE             : Must Course

PREREQUISITIES             :

LEVEL OF COURSE         : Undergraduate

 

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION   :

Black body radiation, Photoelectric effect, The Comptom effect, Wave packets and uncertainty relations, The Schrödinger equation, free particle equation, Eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, the energy eigenvalue equation, particle in a box, one dimensional potentials

 

LEARNING / TEACHING METHOD    : The modes of delivery include formal lectures, discussions, problem solving and online homeworks.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Midterm Examinations    35%

Final Examination           45%

Homework               20%

 

TEXTBOOK(S)  :

Quantum physics Written by Stephen Gasiorowicz

Introduction to quantum mechanics Written by David J. Griffiths

 

TENTATIVE CONTENT & SCHEDULE

WEEK TOPICS
1 Introduction, Black body radiation
2 Photoelectric effect, The Comptom effect, Wave packets and uncertainty relations
3 Photoelectric effect, The Comptom effect, Wave packets and uncertainty relations
4 Wave packets and uncertainty relations
5 Wave packets and uncertainty relations
6 The Schrödinger equation, free particle equation
7 The Schrödinger equation, free particle equation
8 Midterm
9 Eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, the energy eigenvalue equation
10 Eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, the energy eigenvalue equation
11 one dimensional potentials
12 one dimensional potentials
13 The potential Barriers
14 Tunnelling through thin films
15 Final Exam