ERIC Number: EJ412359
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Longest Run of Heads.
Schilling, Mark F.
College Mathematics Journal, v21 n3 p196-207 May 1990
Developed are simple recursion formulas for generating the exact distribution of the longest run of heads, both for a fair coin and for a biased coin. Discusses the applications of runs-related phenomena such as molecular biology, Markov chains, geometric variables, and random variables. (YP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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