This week's tutorial, Tutorial 1, will analyze Monte Carlo algorithms and their convergence.

We will derive a crucial theorem about the convergence of Monte Carlo algorithms

using this 3x3 pebble game.

Finally, this week's homework session, Homework Session 1,

will be all about practical computing.

We will download, take apart, and put back together simple Python programs.

We will, so-to-speak, get out hands dirty,

and we will learn about a crucial rule of thumb,

the famous one half rule.

that will teach us how to choose the parameters of our Monte Carlo computations.

The material of week 1, this week, is roughly on the level of the entire course,

so if you are able to follow Lecture 1, Tutorial 1, and Homework Session 1,

you will be well set to follow the entire course.

So, let's get started, with Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations.