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Title: Buffon's Needle: An Analysis and Simulation
Url: https://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: Reference Material
Instructional Material -- Demonstration
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Application -- Java
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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