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written by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni
The Ejs Multiple Coin Toss model displays the result of the flipping of N coins.  The result of each set of coin flips is shown by the image of the pennies on the screen and the complete results of the tossing experiment is shown on a graph of the cumulative probability of heads.  The number of coins flipped, N, and change the "fairness" of the coin by setting the probability of a "heads" result, p, can be set via text boxes.  You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.  

Ejs Multiple Coin Toss model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_stp_MultipleCoinToss.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models for classical mechanics are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni
PACSs:
01.50.hv
07.05.Tp
02.50.-r
Keywords:
Easy Java Simulations, Ejs, OSP, Open Source Physics, coin, flip, penny, probability, statistics, toss
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created November 15, 2008 by Mario Belloni
Record Updated:
June 10, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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W. Christian and M. Belloni, Computer Program MULTIPLE COIN TOSS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8302&DocID=907).
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W. Christian and M. Belloni, Computer Program MULTIPLE COIN TOSS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8302&DocID=907>.
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Christian, W., & Belloni, M. (2008). Multiple Coin Toss Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved July 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8302&DocID=907
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Christian, Wolfgang, and Mario Belloni. "Multiple Coin Toss Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8302&DocID=907 (accessed 24 July 2014).
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Christian, Wolfgang, and Mario Belloni. Multiple Coin Toss Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java (JRE) 1.5. 24 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8302&DocID=907>.
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Multiple Coin Toss Model:

Covers the Same Topic As STP Coin Toss Program

The Open Source program, part of a package of resources for Statistical and Thermal Physics, provides a similar simulation.

relation by Anne Cox
Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Ejs tool is needed to explore the computational model.

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