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Title: Buffon's Needle: An Analysis and Simulation
Url: http://mste.illinois.edu/activity/buffon/
Creator: Reese, George
Publisher: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Description: Created by George Reese of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this resource gives some background on the Buffon's needle problem. The site provides a link to an applet that allows one to simulate dropping a needle once, ten times, one-hundred times, or one-thousand times. One also has control over the length of the needle. Aside from the applet, the author provides an introduction, the simplest case, other cases, a brief series of questions and references. This is a nice case study of one statistical problem.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Addresses, essays, lectures
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistics
Resource Type: Demonstrations
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: authorware
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: CAUSEweb
Full Record Views: 9
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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