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Buffon's Needle: An Analysis a...

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 

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Buffon's Needle is one of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability. It was first stated in 1777. It involves dropping a needle on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probabil...
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Bertrand's Experiment

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Demonstration of the probability that a chord of a circle falls within an inscribed equilateral triangle. Three ways of "randomizing" the chord result in different probability distributions. Require...
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Buffon Needle

Geometric Distributions (Probability & Statistics) 
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Simulates dropping needles on a lined sheet of paper and determining the probability of the needles crossing one of the lines on the page. The result is that the probability is directly related to the...
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Buffon's Coin Experiment

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Simulates the probability of a coin, dropped at random on a checkerboard, landing fully within a square. Radius of coin can be adjusted. Requires a (free) MathPlayer plugin.
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Buffon's Needle Experiment

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A fairly sophisticated version of the needle dropped on a wooden floor problem. Detailed analysis of theoretical probability, lots of control on parameters. Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free downlo...
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Triangle Experiment

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Simulates the probability that a stick broken into three pieces at random forms a triangle. Fairly sophisticated display (and discussion). Requires a MathPlayer plugin (free).
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