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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 53 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Monte Carlo algorithms (Direct sampling, Markov-chain sampling)

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Tutorial 1: Exponential convergence and the 3x3 pebble game32m
Homework Session 1: From the one-half rule to the bunching method1m
2 readings
Python programs and references10m
Errata (Lecture 1)10m
1 practice exercise
Practice quiz 1: spotting a correct algorithm4m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Hard disks: From Classical Mechanics to Statistical Mechanics

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Tutorial 2: Equiprobability, partition functions, and virial expansions for hard disks32m
Homework Session 2: Paradoxes of hard-disk simulations in a box2m
1 reading
Python programs and references10m
1 practice exercise
Practice quiz 2: spotting a correct algorithm (continued)4m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Entropic interactions and phase transitions

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 62 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Tutorial 3: Algorithms, exact solutions, thermodynamic limit31m
Homework Session 3: Two-dimensional liquids and solids2m
2 readings
Python programs and references10m
Errata (Tutorial 3)10m
1 practice exercise
Practice quiz 3: Spotting a correct algorithm (continued)4m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Sampling and integration

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Tutorial 4: Sampling discrete and one-dimensional distributions34m
Homework Session 4: Sampling and integration in high dimensions2m
1 reading
Python programs and references10m
1 practice exercise
Practice quiz 4: four disks in a box6m

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