Introduction to the Random walks; properties; Monte Carlo simulation of 1D and 2D RWs. RW to simulate diffusion processes.

Random walk:

- 1D Random walks: introduction; analytical properties; diffusion equation; continuum limit

- Numerical simulation of Random walks

- 2D Random walks: different algorithms

- Something on modified random walks (restricted RW; self-avoiding walks; persistent RW; ...)

Some references:

       - Some lectures on Random Walk Simulation by R. Landau

- Chapter 6 "Deterministic Randomness" and 7 "Monte-Carlo Techniques" of "Computational Physics" by Landau-Paez (1st ed., 1997)

- Chapter 7 (Random Processes) and 12 (Random Walks) of "Computer simulation Methods: application to Physical Systems", by H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, Addison Wesley (2st edition 1995), on the Web

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