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written by Wolfgang Christian
The EJS Uniform Spherical Distribution Model shows how to pick a random point on the surface of a sphere.  It shows a distribution generated by (incorrectly) picking points using a uniform random distribution as well as the correct weighted distribution. You can modify this simulation if you have Ejs installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

The Uniform Spherical Distribution Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_stp_UniformSphericalDistribution.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Additional Ejs models are available.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Computational Physics
Mathematical Tools
- Probability
Thermo & Stat Mech
= Probability Density
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Simulation
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Free access
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license. Additional information is available.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
PACSs:
01.50.hv
07.05.Tp
Keywords:
Ejs, OSP, STP, computational modeling
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 27, 2009 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
June 13, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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April 23, 2009
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W. Christian, Computer Program UNIFORM SPHERICAL DISTRIBUTION MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8846&DocID=1174).
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W. Christian, Computer Program UNIFORM SPHERICAL DISTRIBUTION MODEL, Version 1.0 (2009), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8846&DocID=1174>.
APA Format
Christian, W. (2009). Uniform Spherical Distribution Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved August 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8846&DocID=1174
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang. "Uniform Spherical Distribution Model." Version 1.0. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8846&DocID=1174 (accessed 27 August 2014).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang. Uniform Spherical Distribution Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2009. Java (JRE) 1.5. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8846&DocID=1174>.
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Uniform Spherical Distribution Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Uniform Spherical Distribution Model.

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