# Basics

Instructor: Terry Soo

email: t.soo@ucl.ac.uk

My homepage

Original posting

- 10.50-12.50; Mondays, 9 October - 6 November

- De Morgan House, Russell Square
- Hardy Room (except session 2 - 16 October - that will take place at Room 14 in the 2nd floor)

# Classes

## Class one

We discussed sampling, generating random variables, and the weak law of large numbers. we also introduced coupling.

## Class two

We discussed Markov chains and their convergence properties

## Class three

We discussed coupling from the past and von Neumann’s \(L^2\) Ergodic Theorem

## Class four

We gave an overview of Poisson process and also discussed independent and deterministic thinning.

## Class five

### Endnotes

Version: 06 November 2023