Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Modern Physics FIZ 235 3 4 + 0 4 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SELDA ESER
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SELDA ESER,
Course Assistants Assistants of the department
Course Category
Course Objective To show the differences between modern physics and classical physics and to help students build a background for quantum mechanics.
Course Content Special and general relativity theory, some experiments and phenomena to lead modern physics subjects, quantum concept and introduction of quantum theory, quantum structure of atoms.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describes the physics subjects in advanced level. Lecture, Question-Answer, Simulation, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Describes the expressions of quantum mechanics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Simulation, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Uses the quantum mechanics in new technologies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Simulation, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Solves the Schrödinger equation in different potentials. Lecture, Question-Answer, Simulation, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Applies the Bohr’s theory to atoms which have many electrons. Lecture, Question-Answer, Simulation, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
6 Solves problems. Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Lorentz Transformation Equations(Length contraction and time dilation) [1] Page 1-7
2 Relativistic Mechanics(relativistic mass, momentum, force and energy) [1] Page 8-12
3 The physics theories [1] Page 14-19
4 Planck’s quantum hypotesis, photon [1] Page 20-24
5 Blackbody radiation, the photoelectric and compton effect [1] Page 25-43
6 De Broglie hypotesis, Bohr’s correspondence principle, wave packets and particles [1] Page 45-60
7 The postulates of quantum mechanics [1] Page 85-90
8 The concept of wave function and probability density [1] Page 91-93
10 Non-relativistic Schrödinger equation [1] Page 94-96
11 The solutions of Schrödinger equation in various potentials [1] Page 97-120
12 Previous atomic models, Bohr’s atomic model(quantization of velocity, radius and energies) [1] Page 139-144
13 Excitation energies in atoms, the correction of Bohr’s theory and application other atoms [1] Page 145-150
14 Application problems
Course Notes Principles of Modern Physics, Neil Ashby, Stanley C. Miller, University of Colorado, Holden- Day, Inc
Course Resources The Modern Revolution in Physics, Benjamin Crowell, Light and Metter, Fullerton, California
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively. X
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results, X
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility,
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge,
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability, X
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Quiz 2 8 16
Assignment 1 8 8
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 146
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.84
dersAKTSKredisi 6