# SOCR EduMaterials Activities BuffonNeedleExperiment

Goal of problem - estimate $$\pi$$. A needle of length parameter $$l$$ is droped on hardwood floor with floorboards of width 1. The angle $$X$$ of the needle relative to the floorboard cracks and the distance $$Y$$ from the center of the needle to the lower crack are recorded in the associated simulation. In addition, a table recording the indicator variable for cross and not cross. The values of $$\pi$$ and Buffon's estimate of $$pi$$ are recorded a third table. The parameter is the needle length $$L$$ which can be modified with the scroll bar. Expository material is limited.
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http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/socr/index.php/SOCR_EduMaterials_Activities_BuffonNeedleExperiment
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SOCR Project
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Carolyn Cuff
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SOCR Publishing
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