ERIC Number: EJ679743
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Watching a Drunkard for 10 Nights: A Study of Distributions of Variances.
Zia, R. K. P.; Schmittmann, B.
American Journal of Physics, v71 n9 p859-65 Sep 2003
Considers a problem of simple random walks to study distributions of variances. Describes watching a drunk over a period of nights, taking a number of steps per night. Explores the full probability distribution for the variance of the data string and discusses the connection of the results to the problem of data binning. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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