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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The RandomWalk1DContinuous program simulates a random walk in one dimension for steps of any length between 0 and 1. The default number of steps is N = 16 and the probability p of going to the right for a single step is 0.5.

RandomWalk1DContinuous 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 RandomWalk1DContinuous.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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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Probability
= Random Walks
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
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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:
osp, probability distribution
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Metadata instance created October 9, 2008 by Anne Cox
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December 8, 2008 by Anne Cox
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP RANDOM WALK 1D CONTINUOUS PROGRAM (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8162&DocID=847).
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H. Gould, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox, Computer Program STP RANDOM WALK 1D CONTINUOUS PROGRAM (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8162&DocID=847>.
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Gould, H., Tobochnik, J., Christian, W., & Cox, A. (2008). STP Random Walk 1D Continuous Program [Computer software]. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8162&DocID=847
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Gould, H, J. Tobochnik, W. Christian, and A. Cox. "STP Random Walk 1D Continuous Program." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8162&DocID=847 (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Gould, Harvey, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox. STP Random Walk 1D Continuous Program. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8162&DocID=847>.
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STP Random Walk 1D Continuous 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 Random Walk 1D Continuous Program.

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

STP Random Walk 1D Continuous Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.

relation by Anne Cox
Covers the Same Topic As Random Walk 1D Continuous Model

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

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