MAA Writing Awards
Random Walk and the Theory of Brownian Motion
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Year of Award: 1950
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 54 (1947), pp. 369-391
Summary: A discrete approach to the Einstein-Smoluchowski (approximate) theory, which consists of treating Brownian motion as a discrete random walk.
About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 54 (1947)) Mark Kac was at Cornell University at the time of publication.