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STP Random Walk 2D Program
written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The RandomWalk2D program simulates a random walk in two dimensions. The default number of walkers is 1000, and the probability of going right, left up or down at any step is the same.
RandomWalk2D 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 RandomWalk2D.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.
2 supplemental documents are available
STP Random Walk 2D Documentation
A pdf document that briefly describes the STP RandomWalk2D program. It describes how to use the stp_RandomWalk2Dl.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for use with the stp_RandomWalk2D.jar file.
download 224kb .pdf
Published: October 9, 2008
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STP Random Walk 2D 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 2D Program.relation by Anne Cox
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP Random Walk 2D 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 2D Model
The EJS version of this program allows for editing of the model using Easy Java Simulations.relation by Anne Cox
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