STP Random Walk 1D Program Documents

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STP Random Walk 1D Program 

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.

Last Modified October 9, 2008

Supplemental Documents (2)

STP Random Walk 1D Documentation 

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 exercises for use with the stp_RandomWalk1D.jar file.

Published October 9, 2008
Last Modified October 9, 2008

STP Random Walk 1D Distribution 

The materials distributed in this zip file are in support of the STP Random Walk 1D program.   This distribution contains the STP RandomWalk1D program, documentation, and exercises.

Published October 9, 2008
Last Modified October 9, 2008