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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The CentralLimitTheorem program simulates a random additive process to illustrate that the distribution of the sum is a Gaussian, independent of the probability distribution of the random variables as long as its variance is finite.

CentralLimitTheorem 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 CentralLimitTheorem.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional Open Source Physics programs for Statistical and Thermal Physics 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 Java.
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- Probability
Thermo & Stat Mech
= Central Limit Theorem
- Upper Undergraduate
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
05.10.-a
07.05.Tp
02.50.-r
Keywords:
osp, probabilitity distribution
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Metadata instance created October 3, 2008 by Anne Cox
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP CENTRAL LIMIT THEOREM PROGRAM (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824).
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP CENTRAL LIMIT THEOREM PROGRAM (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824>.
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Gould, H., Tobochnik, J., Christian, W., & Cox, A. (2008). STP Central Limit Theorem Program [Computer software]. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824
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Gould, H, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox. "STP Central Limit Theorem Program." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Gould, Harvey, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox. STP Central Limit Theorem Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824>.
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STP Central Limit Theorem Program:

References STP Textbook Chapter 3: Concepts of Probability

Chapter 3 of Gould and Tobochnik's Statistical and Thermal Physics provides additional underpinnings for the STP Central Limit Theorem Program.

relation by Anne Cox
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package

STP Central Limit Theorem Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.

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