Undergraduate

The undergraduate program in Physics offers students the opportunity to understand the fundamental laws of nature. The flexibility provided by several field options enables students to pursue subsequent professional work in physics or astrophysics, as well as in applied physics in areas such as electronics, medicine, or computational physics.

Physics students are expected to appreciate knowledge in fields other than physics. They are encouraged to develop interests through courses offered by other departments and to deepen this interest in one disciplinary area by selecting courses in a specific distribution field.

The Physics Department collaborates with all engineering and science departments in offering double-major programs to graduates and undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.00 or above. The students may at the same time earn a degree in physics by successfully completing a prescribed list of courses.

First Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 101 Physics I
Vectors, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum and its conservation, rotation of rigid bodies about a fixed axis, angular momentum and its conservation. (One laboratory session every week). Physics I (3+1+2) 4 ECTS 8
4 4 8 8
MATH 101 Calculus I 4 4 6 6
CHEM 105 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 4 6 6
PHYS 197 Analytical Methods in Physics 3 3 6 6
AE111*/ EC101** Advanced English/Economy 3 3 8 8
18
18
34
34
Second Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 102 Physics II
Equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluid statics and dynamics, waves in elastic media, introduction to thermodynamics and kinetic theory, sound. (One laboratory session every week).Physics II (3+1+2) 4 ECTS 8
4 4 8 8
MATH 102 Calculus II 4 4 6 6
-- -- Specified Science Elective 3 3 7 7
PHYS 198 Numerical Methods in Physics  3 3 6 6
AE112*/ EC102** Advanced English/Economy 3 3 8 8
17
17
35
35
Third Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 201 Physics III
Charge and matter, the electric field, Gauss law, electrostatic potential,capacitance, current and resistance electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic field, Ampére’s law, Faraday’s law, inductance, magnetic properties of matter. (One laboratory session every week.) Physics III (3+1+2) 4
4 4 6 6
PHYS 221 Ther. Prop. of Mat.
Elements of probability theory, Bernoulli, Poisson and Gaussian probability distributions. Random walk and diffusion. Thermal motion, molecular distribution of energy in crystals and gases, definition of temperature and the Boltzmann factor, statistical characterization of thermal equilibrium, entropy. Entropy and heat: second law of thermodynamics. Entropy of mixing. Open systems and free energy minimum principles. Applications of the equilibrium conditions: the Clausius-Clapeyron equation, Raoult’s law, Henry’s law, Osmotic pressure. Ideal gases with internal degrees of freedom. Third law of thermodynamics.
3 3 5 5
MATH 201 Matrix Theory 4 4 5 5
EC101/--# Unrestricted Elective/Economy 3 3 6 6
HSS -- HSS Elect. 3 3 5 5
TK 221 Turkish I 2 2 3 3
19
19
30
30
Fourth Semester
Kredi ECTS
PHYS 202 Physics IV
Electromagnetic oscillations, AC circuits. Maxwell’s equations,electromagnetic waves, light and its propagation, reflection, refraction, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction, gratings and spectra, polarization, the particle-like properties of electromagnetic radiation: photons, Bohr model and the spectrum of the hydrogen atom.Physics IV (3+1+2) 4
4 4 6 6
EE 210 Intro. to Electrical Engineering 3 3 6 6
MATH 202 Differential Eq. 4 4 7 7
EC102/--# Unrestricted Elective/Economy 3 3 6 6
HSS -- HSS Elect. 3 3 5 5
TK 222 Turkish II 2 2 3 3
19
19
33
33