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Buffon's Needle Problem - Expository introduction

"Good history of Buffon's Needle problem with links to related Buffon's Needle sites. The probability that the needle crosses a line is emphasized and includes a discussion of the average of the sine function. Limits, geometry and trigonometry are emphasized. The relationship to an estimate of pi is briefly mentioned. At the end of the article are links to several nice simulations."
Identifier: 
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/fta/Buffon/buffon9.shtml
Rating: 
3
Average: 3 (249 votes)
Creator(s): 
Alexander Bogomolny
Cataloger: 
Carolyn Cuff
Publisher: 
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles
Rights: 
Copyright © 1996-2012 Alexander Bogomolny

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