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written by Jan Tobochnik and Harvey Gould
technical implementer: Wolfgang Christian and Robert Hanson
Program CoinToss models the repeated tossing of a single coin or the tossing of a large number of identical coins at the same time. The goal of this simulation is to see how the percentage of times that you obtain  heads fluctuates and to obtain some feel for how close you come to the expected average after $N$ tosses of a single coin or the toss of $N$ coins at one time.  


The STP CoinToss program shown here was converted from Java to JavaScript by Wolfgang Christian and Robert Hanson (St. Olaf College) using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Thermo & Stat Mech
- General
- Models
- Probability
= Binomial Distribution
- Statistical Physics
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
= Lecture/Presentation
- Tool
= Software
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August 12, 2020 by Wolfgang Christian
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J. Tobochnik and H. Gould, Computer Program STP COINTOSS JS SIMULATION (2020), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/stpbook/probability/ex3_1.cfm).
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J. Tobochnik and H. Gould, Computer Program STP COINTOSS JS SIMULATION (2020), <https://www.compadre.org/stpbook/probability/ex3_1.cfm>.
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Tobochnik, J., & Gould, H. (2020). STP CoinToss JS Simulation [Computer software]. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/stpbook/probability/ex3_1.cfm
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Tobochnik, Jan, and Harvey Gould. "STP CoinToss JS Simulation." https://www.compadre.org/stpbook/probability/ex3_1.cfm (accessed 29 September 2020).
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