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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The RandomWalkSAW program simulates a self-avoiding random walk in two dimensions. The walker has an equal probability of going in any direction, but cannot return to a site that has already been visited. The default number of initial walkers is 100 and the total number of steps N = 1024.
RandomWalkSAW 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 RandomWalkSAW.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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A pdf document that briefly describes the STP Random Walk 2D SAW program. It describes how to use the stp_RandomWalk2DSAW.jar file and contains short… more...
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Published: October 9, 2008
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STP Random Walk 2D SAW 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 Program is a part of STP Application package that contains curricular materials for the teaching of Statistical and Thermal Physics.relation by Anne Cox
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