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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
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 Java.
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Thermo & Stat Mech
- Probability
= Binomial Distribution
= Random Walks
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2008 Wolfgang Christian
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PACSs:
01.50.hv
05.10.-a
07.05.Tp
02.50.-r
Keywords:
coin toss, osp
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 27, 2008 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
March 9, 2009 by Anne Cox
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP COIN TOSS PROGRAM (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420).
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP COIN TOSS PROGRAM (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420>.
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Gould, H., Tobochnik, J., Christian, W., & Cox, A. (2008). STP Coin Toss Program [Computer software]. Retrieved October 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420
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Gould, H, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox. "STP Coin Toss Program." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420 (accessed 21 October 2014).
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Gould, Harvey, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox. STP Coin Toss Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 21 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7262&DocID=420>.
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STP Coin Toss Program:

Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package

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

relation by Anne Cox
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 Boltzmann Program.

relation by Anne Cox
Covers the Same Topic As Multiple Coin Toss Model

The EJS version of this program allows for editing of the model using Easy Java Simulations.

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