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Office hours with G. Slade in MATX 1211: Monday 15:00-15:50, Wednesday 13:00-13:50, Friday 10:00-10:50.

Office hours with Benjamin Wallace in the
Math Learning Centre:
Thursdays 12:30-15:30.

Exceptions: Benjamin Wallace's hours are cancelled
on Thursday February 12, Thursday March 26, and Thursday April 9, and are replaced instead by
Tuesday February 10, Tuesday March 24, and Tuesday April 7 at 12:30-15:30 on these days, due to the
tests on February 11 and March 25, and the due date of Wednesday April 8 for Assignment 9.

There are TAs available
whenever the MLC is open, and in addition to Benjamin Wallace there are other TAs
who can help with probability questions; the schedule is posted on the MLC website.

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An article on Markov and the origins of the theory of Markov chains, by Brian Hayes.

A good reference for random walks is the book: Random Walks and Electric Networks by Doyle and Snell.

References for self-avoiding walks and pivot algorithm:

Pivot algorithm simulations and more at Nathan Clisby's
website.

G. Slade. Self-avoiding walks. *The Mathematical Intelligencer* **16**:29--35, (1994).
PDF file .

Chapter 9 of N. Madras and G. Slade, *The
Self-Avoiding Walk* , Birkhäuser, Boston, (1996) (can be downloaded from
UBC library).