Courses


PHYS 105  Physics I

Throughout this course, we will cover the subjects of motion along a straight line, motion in two and three dimensions, Newton’s laws, work and kinetic energy, potential energy and conservation of energy, momentum, collisions, dynamics of rotations, equilibrium, elasticity, gravitation and periodic motion.


MATH 109  Calculus I

Functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and its applications. extreme values, Intermediate Value Theorem, Rolle’s Theorem, The Mean Value Theorem and its applications, inverse functions and their derivatives, related rates problems.


ENG 101  Academic Skills in English I

ENG 101 is a compulsory course for freshman students. ENG 101 focuses on the cognitive skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course uses current reading and listening texts and focuses on how to understand relevant parts of a text, how to read quickly and effectively, how to relate different ideas from multiple texts and how to use texts as sources for an output task. In speaking and writing, the course focuses on using sources, paraphrasing, quoting, summarizing and synthesizing. The students will learn how to write coherent, concise, informative or persuasive responses to writing questions supporting their point of view.


IUE 100  Academic and Social Orientation

Presentation of Administrative Units, Academic Units and Student Clubs


TURK 100  Turkish

Students will be taught how to use the written and verbal communication tools accurately and efficiently in this course. Various types of verbal and written statements will be examined through a critical point of view by doing exercises on understanding, telling, reading, and writing. Punctuation and spelling rules, which are basis of written statement, will be taught and accurate usage of these rules for efficient and strong expression will be provided. As for verbal statement, students will be taught how to use the body language, use accent and intonation elaborately, and use presentation techniques.


SFL 1013  Second Foreign Languages I


POOL 002  GEC-Natural and Life Sciences


PHYS 106  Physics II

In this course, we will cover the topics of electric field and charge, Gauss’s law, electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current, resistance and electromotive force, direct-current circuits, magnetic field and magnetic field sources, induction, alternating current and electromagnetic waves.


CHEM 100  General Chemistry

The contents of this course is: matter and measurement (precision and accuracy), atoms, molecules, ions, and their properties, stochiometry and chemical calculations, chemical reactions in aqueous solutions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, electron configurations, atomic properties and the periodic table.


MATH 110  Calculus II

Areas as limits of sums, Riemann sums, definite and indefinite integrals, improper integrals, integration techniques, volumes of solids, arc length and surface area.


ENG 102  Academic Skills in English II

ENG 102 is a compulsory course for first year students. ENG 102 focuses on the cognitive skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Students' academic listening skills will be improved by listening to important / relevant information from lectures or discussions and reading skills by reading recent academic texts and then using this information to create an output task. Speaking focuses on giving presentations and students get prepared to express their ideas and opinions by speaking persuasively and coherently. The writing component is a consolidation of the speaking activities.


SFL 1024  Second Foreign Languages II


HIST 100  Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution

This course provides a general information of the events from the end of the 19. century until the end of the Turkish War of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 and the following period until 1990’s.


PHYS 201  Waves, Fluids and Thermodynamics

In this course we will discuss waves, acoustic, fluid and thermodynamics.


MATH 207  Introduction to Differential Equations I

In this course basic concepts of differential equations will be discussed.The types of first order ordinary differential equations will be given and the solution methods will be taught. Also, solution methods for higherorder ordinary differential equations will be analyzed.


EEE 205  Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits

The following topics will be included: DC analysis of resistive networks, operational amplifiers, time-domain analysis of first order (RC, RL) circuits, analysis of complex circuits using phasor, derivation and plot of transfer functions, frequency-domain analysis of second order (RLC) circuits.


SFL 201  Second Foreign Languages III


SE 113  Introduction to Programming

This course introduces the students to the fundamental concepts of programming using the Java programming language.


POOL 005  GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication


PHYS 202  Optics and Modern Physics

Knowledge related to optics, interference, diffraction, relativity, quantum mechanics, molecule and condense matter physics, nuclear and particle physics is given coherently.


POOL 003  GEC-Social Sciences A: Economics


EEE 206  Introduction to Electronics

Modeling of microelectronic devices, and basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design. Physical electronics of semiconductor junction. Simple diode circuits, rectifiers and voltage regulators. Characteristics of MOS transistors. Development of models; and understanding the uses and limitations of various models. MOS amplifiers, gain, AC and DC analysis of MOS amplifiers. Digital circuits and logic gates. NMOS and CMOS logic gates. Different logic circuits. Analog/Digital and Digital/Analog converters.


MATH 203  Introduction to Probability Theory I

This course aims to provide basic theory and applications of Probability Theory.


SFL 202  Second Foreign Languages IV


PHYS 301  Numerical Methods for Physics

Starting with basics of computing, ordinary differential equation followed by partial differential equations are formulated as numerical problems adequate for a computer and provide critical answers for various numerical physics problems.


PHYS 307  Quantum Mechanics I

In this course, we will cover the subjects of Schrödinger’s wave equation, eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, one-dimensional potentials, general properties of wave mechanics, uncertainty principle, operator methods in quantum mechanics, many-particle systems, Schrödinger’s equation in three dimensions, angular momentum, spin, and the hydrogen atom.


POOL 004  GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences


ENG 310  Essential Speaking Skills in English

ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discusiions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.


PHYS 302  Electromagnetic Theory I


PHYS 306  Mathematical Methods in Physics

This course includes the topics of linear algebra, diagonalization of matrices, vector analysis, dirac-delta function, beta and gamma functions, Sturm-Liouville theory, Legendre, Bessel, Hermite and Laguerre functions, Fourier series, Laplace and Fourier transformations, partial differential equations, functions of complex variables, contour integration, and tensors.


ENG 410  English for Career Development

In order to equip the students with necessary skills for the processes they will be faced following graduation, the course simulates the whole job application process which entails finding a job ad announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, and finally being interviewed for the job. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge they will need in their work environment.


PHYS 497  Physics Project: Development

It is aimed to introduce conducting a physics research from literature review to writing a research proposal with necessary other procedure that is needed.


POOL 007  GEC-Innovation and Entreprenuership


PHYS 498  Physics Project: Conducting and Reporting

It is aimed to introduce conducting a physics research from literature review to writing a research proposal with necessary other procedure that is needed.


POOL 006  GEC- Social Awareness and Ethics


Elective Courses


PHYS 305  Statistical Physics

After a review of thermodynamics, use of statistical methods both in classical and quantum system will be studied under the critical view of interactions effects.


PHYS 308  Quantum Mechanics II

In this course, we will discuss the topics of time-independent perturbation theory, relativistic corrections to the hydrogen atom, spin-orbit interactions, WKB approximation, variational principle, the helium atom, time-dependent perturbation theory, interaction of electrons with electromagnetic field, scattering, EPR paradox, entanglement, and Bell inequalities.


PHYS 309  Analytical Mechanics

A new perspective for classical mechanics which is easier to connect to quantum mechanics will be introduced using advance mathematical techniques and some example problems will be solved using these techniques.


PHYS 310  Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory

Developing models for the bahavior of particles described by the nonlinear dynamic equations, characterization and applications of emerging chaos in those equations.


PHYS 312  Experimental Methods in Physics

Designing, data taking, data analyzing and experiment reporting stages on experimental study will be explained with examples.


PHYS 314  Theory of Special Relativity

The discussions in this course will involve the topics of Michelson-Morley experiment, Einstein’s fundamental axioms, speed of light, Lorentz transformations, absolute time, time dilation, length contraction, relativistic optics, drag and Doppler effects, four-vector notation, four-velocity, four acceleration, four-momentum and mass-energy equivalence, de Broglie waves and photons, relativistic dynamics, Maxwell’s equations in four-vector notation, and the motion of charged particles in electromagnetic field.


PHYS 401  Introduction to Particle Physics I

The subjects of cross section, Dirac equation, quantum electrodynamics, elastic and inelastic electron-proton scattering, symmetries and quark model and quantum chromodynamics will be discussed.


PHYS 402  Introduction to Particle Physics II

The subjects of weak interactions of quarks and leptons, neutrinos and their oscillations, CP violation and hadronic weak interactions, electroweak unification, Higgs boson, standard model and beyond will be discussed.


PHYS 403  Nuclear Physics I

Measurement of radiation and evaluating the effect on biological tissue, nuclear technology applications in industry, medicine and energy sector are discussed.


PHYS 404  Nuclear Physics II

Measurement of radiation and evaluating the effect on biological tissue, nuclear technology applications in industry, medicine and energy sector are discussed.


PHYS 405  Accelerator Physics

This course focuses on the physical principles of particle accelerators and beams. Lectures will review and synthesize concepts from special relativity and electromagnetics in the context of particle accelerators with an emphasis on basic relationships, definitions and applications of radio frequency accelerators found in the fields of sub-atomic physics, synchrotron light sources, radiation therapy, and industrial processing.


PHYS 406  Detector Physics

The course covers: Basic physical processes for the detection of radiation and particles; the principle and characteristics of different detector types; detection systems in atomic, nuclear and particle physics, quantum optics as well as in medicine, accelerator physics and other fields; signal processing, measurement methodology and performance metrics.


PHYS 407  Condensed Matter Physics I

The phononic and electronic structure of solid will be eximined by considering lattice vibrations and band formation of electrons in solid.


PHYS 408  Condensed Matter Physics II

As a result of electron spin, magnetic materials are determined, classified and looked at their properties as well as superconductors, komplex materials, novel materials are introduced.


PHYS 409  Electromagnetic Theory II

Knowledge related to nature, production and behavior of electromagnetic waves will be explained with endorsement of mathematical techniques. Radiation type and characteristics of moving charges will be discussed.


PHYS 410  Introduction to Quantum Optics

The discussions in this course will cover the subjects of second quantization in quantum mechanics, quantization of the electromagnetic field, coherent states, coherence functions, beam splitters and interferometers, squeezed states, atom and electromagnetic field interactions, the Rabi model, the Jaynes-Cummings model and its generalizations.


PHYS 411  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanomaterials, productions, characterization, applications and types of them with high application potentials in detail explained.


PHYS 412  Superconductor Physics

Properties, structure and applications of high tc superconductors will be introduced starting from theory of standard superconductors.


PHYS 413  Introduction to Open Quantum Systems

Throughout this course, the following subjects will be covered: Density matrix formalization, Markovian master equations, quantum optical master equation, quantum decoherence, non-Markovian quantum processes, projection operator techniques, non-Markovian dynamics in physical models, Jaynes-Cummings model, and the measures of non-Markovianity.


PHYS 414  Photonics and Laser Physics

In this course, we will cover the following topics: Interaction of radiation with atoms and ions, absorption and emission mechanisms, passive optical resonators, pumping process and pumping methods, continuous and transient laser behavior, solid-State, dye, semiconductor, gas, chemical, free electron, and x-ray lasers, and properties of laser beams.


PHYS 415  Quantum Computation and Information Theory

In this course, we will cover the topics of two-level quantum systems, mathematical tools for the manipulation of two-level systems, quantum entanglement, quantum operations, operator-sum representation, quantum noise and decoherence, quantum teleportation, quantum algorithms, entropy and quantum information, quantum discord and general quantum correlations, quantum error correction and quantum cryptography.