This is a very good course to learn about different material properties and their derivation process of the constitutive models. Professor Staroselsky is a very patient and intelligent professor. If you are not aware of any concept, do not hesitate to ask him directly. He will tell you very clearly. After finishing this course, I think I have elementary ideas for most of the materials. BTW, it will help you understand deeper about UMAT in Abaqus. Basically, you will understand how to write a specific material by yourself in FORTRAN and run it in Abaqus which is very helpful in our research on the material.