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written by Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, Wolfgang Christian, and Anne Cox
The RandomWalk1D program simulates a random walk in one dimension for steps of unit length and equal time intervals. The default number of steps is N = 16 and the probability of going right or left at any step is the same (the probability p of going to the right for a single step is 0.5).
RandomWalk1D 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 RandomWalk1D.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 1D program. It describes how to use the stp_RandomWalk1D.jar file and contains short tutorial… more...
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Published: October 9, 2008
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STP Random Walk 1D 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 Program.relation by Anne Cox
Is Part Of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) Package
STP Random Walk 1D 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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