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Topic: Simple random number generator?
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Michael Press

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Re: Simple random number generator?
Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:06 PM
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In article <OjcVDZPLshyQFw5g@invalid.uk.co.demon.merlyn.invalid>,
Dr J R Stockton <reply1250@merlyn.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:

> In sci.math message <rubrum-471E53.18462311122012@news.albasani.net>,
> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:46:23, Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net> posted:

> >
> >I do not see how quantum effects can be used to generate
> >random sequences.

> Radioactive decay is due to quantum effects, and there is a fixed
> probability for each atom to decay in the next time interval.

From what does the unpredictability of radioactive decay arise?

Michael Press

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