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Introduction (all) 

Part I: Continuum methods (Raúl Radovitzky) 
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Analysis; formulation of discrete mathematical models 

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Continuous systems 
Homework 1 out 
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Weighted residual and weak formulations 

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Energy formulations and the Ritz method 

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The finite element method (part I) 
Homework 1 in 
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The finite element method (part II) 

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The finite element method (part III) 

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The finite element method (part IV) 
Homework 2 out 
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The finite element method (part V) 
Homework 2 in 
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Quiz 1 
Quiz 1 
Part II: Atomistic and molecular methods (Markus Buehler) 
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Introduction to atomistic modeling 

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Basic statistical mechanics 

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Basic molecular dynamics 

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Interatomic potential and force field 
Homework 3 out 
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Interatomic potential and force field (cont.) 
Homework 3 in 
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Application to mechanics of materials: brittle materials 
Homework 4 out 
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Application to mechanics of materials: ductile materials 
Homework 4 in 
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Review 

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Quiz 2 
Quiz 2 
Part III: Quantum mechanical methods (Timo Thonhauser) 
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The theory of quantum mechanics 

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Practice makes perfect 
Homework 5 out 
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From manybody to singleparticle: quantum modeling of molecules 

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From atoms to solids 
Homework 5 in, Homework 6 out 
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Quantum modeling of solids: basic properties of materials 
Homework 6 due 
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Quantum modeling of solids: advanced properties of materials 

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What else can we do? 
