Date 
Topic 
Work 
January 5 
Introduction; particle systems; time integration
(ppt) 

January 10 
More time integration
(ppt) 

January 12 
Finishing time integration; example motions; collisions
(ppt) 
Assignment 1 out 
January 17 
Particle collisions; object geometry
(ppt) 

January 19 
Triangle meshes; Springs; Strain
(ppt) 

January 24 
Elasticity
(ppt) 

January 26 
Finite elements
(ppt) 

January 31 
More finite elements
(ppt) 
Assignment 1 due 
February 2 
Hyperelasticity and bending
(ppt) 

February 7 
Elastic collisions
(ppt) 

February 9 
Simplified elasticity, plasticity, fracture
(ppt) 

February 21 
Multidimensional plasticity and fracture; rigid bodies
(ppt) 

February 23 
Rigid bodies; rigid body collisions
(ppt) 

February 28 
Rigid body contact; constrained dynamics
(ppt) 
Assignment 2 due 
March 2 
Lagrangian dynamics, fluid mechanics
(ppt) 

March 7 
Viscosity, vorticity, deep water waves
(ppt) 

March 9 
Fourier waves, shallow water
(ppt) 

March 14 
Shallow water
(ppt) 
Assignment 3+4 out 
March 16 
Smoke
(ppt) 

March 21 
Smoke and Water
(ppt) 

March 23 
Level sets for water, SPH
(ppt) 

March 30 
Guest lecture  sand 

April 4 
SPH, fire
(ppt) 

April 6 
Final project presentations 
Final project demos 
April 7 

Assignment 3+4 due 