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.

STP Central Limit Theorem Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Central Limit Theorem program. It describes how to use the stp_CentralLimitTheorem.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the stp_CentralLimitTheorem.jar file. download 211kb .pdf
Published: October 7, 2008

STP Central Limit Theorem Distribution
The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the STP Central Limit Theorem program. This distribution contains the STP CentralLimitTheorem program, documentation, and exercises. download 873kb .zip
Published: October 7, 2008

<a href="http://www.compadre.org/OSP/items/detail.cfm?ID=8131">Gould, H, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox. "STP Central Limit Theorem Program."</a>

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).

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>.

Gould, H., Tobochnik, J., Christian, W., & Cox, A. (2008). STP Central Limit Theorem Program [Computer software]. Retrieved May 27, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824

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 27 May 2016).

Gould, Harvey, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox. STP Central Limit Theorem Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 27 May 2016 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8131&DocID=824>.

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Author = "Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik and Wolfgang Christian and Anne Cox",
Title = {STP Central Limit Theorem Program},
Month = {October},
Year = {2008}
}

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