February 16, 2017 --- Class 12 --- Random Walks, Biased Estimators
Activities:
Random Walks and Biased Esimators
We continued our discussion of Mathematica from Section G of
~sg/mathematica_notes_with_graph.pdf . My work is saved in
~sg/Documents/Feb16_2017.nb.
We were able to train Mathematica to create random walks on the integers
and to do some of the integrals that arise in the problem posed of
finding that time take for a body traveling at the average rate of
speed to traverse a distance of 1 meter when the speeds are uniformaly
distributed between 0 and 1 m/s.
In our next class, we will continue to discussion by looking at a
larger number of integration variables, which corresponds to increasing
the sample size.
Several Mathematica notebooks from previous years
are available for your review:
~sg/Documents/feb16_v1.nb , ~sg/Documents/feb16_v2.nb , and
~sg/Documents/October_10_2006.nb .