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Title: Buffon's Needle
Url: http://whistleralley.com/buffon/buffon.htm
Publisher: Kunkel, Paul
Description: An investigation of the problem: Consider a plane, ruled with equidistant parallel lines, where the distance between the lines is D. A needle of length L is tossed onto the plane. What is the probability that the needle intersects one or more lines?
LC Classification: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion -- Philosophy (General) -- Modern (1450/1660- ) -- By region or country -- France -- By period -- 18th century -- Individual philosophers -- Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Geometry
Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- History
Date Issued: 2003
Resource Type: Charts and Diagrams
Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Probability
Date Of Record Release: 2007-08-01 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-02-15 15:36:50 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Math Forum
Full Record Views: 49
Resource URL Clicks: 8
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