Lecturer : Dr. Instructor Ali KÄ°RACI, Inter-Curricular Courses Department

Fall 2018 – 2019

Theory Recitation Lab. Total Credit ECTS Credit
42 0 0 42 (3-0-3) 5

Course Description

Special Relativity, General Relativity, Electromagnetic Waves, Blackbody Radiation, Photoelectric Effect, X-Rays, X-Ray Diffraction, Compton Effect, De Broglie Waves, Describing a Wave, Phase and Group Velocities, Particle Diffraction, Particle in a Box, Uncertainty Principle, The Nuclear Atom, Electron Orbits, Atomic Spectra, The Bohr Atom, Energy Levels and Spectra, Correspondence Principle, Nuclear Motion, Atomic Excitation, The Laser, Quantum Mechanics, The Wave Equation, Schrödinger’s Equation: Time-Dependent Form, Linearity and Superposition, Expectation Values, Operators, Schrödinger’s Equation: Steady-State Form, Particle in a Box, Finite Potential Well, Tunnel Effect, Harmonic Oscillator, Schrödinger’s Equation for the Hydrogen Atom, Separation of Variables, Quantum Numbers, Principal Quantum Number, Orbital Quantum Number, Magnetic Quantum Number, Electron Probability Density, Radiative Transitions, Selection Rules, Zeeman Effect.


Arthur Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics, 6th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2003, 0–07–115096

Reference books

K. Krane, Modern Physics (2nd Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1996

J. R. Taylor, C. D. Zafiratos, M. A. Dubson, Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall International, 2004