TITLE

The Broken Stick Reconsidered Again

AUTHOR(S)
Schupp, Hans
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's opinions on an article by Gerald S. Goodman related to uniform distribution published in a previous issue of this periodical. It states that Goodman uses an example of broken stick to analyze the genesis of uniform distribution within the framework of geometric probability. The author remarks that today, the computer can be used to simulate the randomly directed breaking of the stick, but the computer cannot help in defining "at random."
ACCESSION #
48464384

 

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