1 | Introduction (all) | |

**Part I: Continuum methods (Raúl Radovitzky)** |

2 | Analysis; formulation of discrete mathematical models | |

3 | Continuous systems | Homework 1 out |

4 | Weighted residual and weak formulations | |

5 | Energy formulations and the Ritz method | |

6 | The finite element method (part I) | Homework 1 in |

7 | The finite element method (part II) | |

8 | The finite element method (part III) | |

9 | The finite element method (part IV) | Homework 2 out |

10 | The finite element method (part V) | Homework 2 in |

11 | Quiz 1 | Quiz 1 |

**Part II: Atomistic and molecular methods (Markus Buehler)** |

12 | Introduction to atomistic modeling | |

13 | Basic statistical mechanics | |

14 | Basic molecular dynamics | |

15 | Interatomic potential and force field | Homework 3 out |

16 | Interatomic potential and force field (cont.) | Homework 3 in |

17 | Application to mechanics of materials: brittle materials | Homework 4 out |

18 | Application to mechanics of materials: ductile materials | Homework 4 in |

19 | Review | |

20 | Quiz 2 | Quiz 2 |

**Part III: Quantum mechanical methods (Timo Thonhauser)** |

21 | The theory of quantum mechanics | |

22 | Practice makes perfect | Homework 5 out |

23 | From many-body to single-particle: quantum modeling of molecules | |

24 | From atoms to solids | Homework 5 in, Homework 6 out |

25 | Quantum modeling of solids: basic properties of materials | Homework 6 due |

26 | Quantum modeling of solids: advanced properties of materials | |

27 | What else can we do? | |