Faking Probabilities: Computer Simulation

  1. Peter Olofsson

Published Online: 14 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch9

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives

How to Cite

Olofsson, P. (2006) Faking Probabilities: Computer Simulation, in Probabilities: The Little Numbers that Rule Our Lives, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470099797.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470040010

Online ISBN: 9780470099797

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Keywords:

  • modular arithmetic;
  • computer simulation;
  • probability calculations;
  • Monte Carlo integration;
  • Benford's law

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mahogany Dice and Modular Arithmetic

  • Random and Not-So-Random Digits

  • Number One Is Number One

  • Is Random Really Random?

  • Final Word