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Course Name
Turkish Kuantum Mekaniği I
English Quantum Mechanics I
Course Code
FIZ 519 Credit Lecture
Semester 1
3 3 - -
Course Language Turkish
Course Coordinator Fatma Gülay Acar
Course Objectives 1. To compare the classical mechanics and the quantum theory
2. To introduce the postulates of the quantum mechanics and by using the postulates to formulate and solve a variety of quantum mechanical problems.
3. To focus on the key concepts, and attention to important experimental and theoretical developments in the quantum mechanics.
Course Description Review of Classical Mechanics, Particles and Waves in Classical Physics, Postulates of Quantum Mechanics, One Dimensional Quantum Problems, The Harmonic Oscillator, The Path Integral Formulation of Quantum Theory, The Heisenberg Uncertainty Relation, Systems with N Degrees of Freedom, Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics, Rotational Invariance and Angular Momentum, The Hydrogen Atom
Course Outcomes Ph.D. students who successfully pass this course gain knowledge, skills and competency in the following subjects;
I. The connection between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics.
II. The inadequacy of classical mechanics and the success of the quantum mechanics.
III. The postulates of the quantum mechanics and how to use them to solve the problems.
IV. How to deal with the standard problems in one dimension.
V. The path integral formulation of quantum theory
VI. The symmetries and their consequences.
VII. To solve the hydrogen atom problem.
Pre-requisite(s) FIZ 311 /
Required Facilities
Textbook Quantum Physics, Stephen Gasiorowicz, Wiley 2003 Third Edition.
Other References Introduction to quantum mechanics, David Jeffery Griffiths, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005
Modern Quantum Mechanics, J. J. Sakurai, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1985.
Principles of Quantum Mechanics, H.C. Ohanian, Prentice Hall, 1990
Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Ramamurti Shankar, Plenum Press,1994.
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