ERIC Number: EJ407541
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
The Missing Needles: A Smooth Extension of Buffon's Needle Problem.
McGivney, Raymond J., Jr.; Pollino, Benedict
AMATYC Review, v10 n2 p16-21 Spr 1989
Describes the "Buffon's Needle" problem, which is calculating the probability that a needle will cross one of two separated lines. Calculates the probability when the length of the needle is greater than the space of the two lines. Provides an analytic solution and the results of a computer simulation. (YP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Journal availability: SUNY, Ag-Tech College, Cobleskill, NY 12043.