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The STP CoinToss program displays a histogram of the number of heads when many coins are tossed. The default number of coins tossed is 100 and the coins are fair (the probability of heads for a single coin is 0.5).
STP CoinToss is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP). The program is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the stp_CoinToss.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
STP CoinToss Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the STP CoinToss program. It describes how to use the stp_CoinToss.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the stp_CoinToss.jar file. download 103kb .pdf
Published: May 27, 2008
STP CoinToss Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the STP CoinToss program. This distribution contains the STP CoinToss program, documentation, and exercises. download 868kb .zip
Published: May 27, 2008
Gould, H., Tobochnik, J., Christian, W., & Cox, A. (2008). STP Coin Toss Program [Computer software]. Retrieved August 26, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420
Gould, Harvey, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox. STP Coin Toss Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 26 Aug. 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420>.
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