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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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A pdf document that briefly describes the STP CoinToss program. It describes how to use the stp_CoinToss.jar file and contains short tutorial exercises for… more...
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Published: May 27, 2008
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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.relation by Anne Cox
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