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Birds on a Wire - Demonstration
Course Topic(s): Probability | Continuous Distributions, exponential and gamma | Famous Problems, birds on a wire
An explanation of the birds on a wire problemis given. A number of birds randomly land on a telephone wire. If the intervals between each bird and its closest companion were painted, what would be the expected fraction of wire painted? And what proportion of the number of intervals would be painted? A simulation is shown to find the empirical answers. The number of birds can vary between 3 and 100.
Resource URL: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/BirdsOnAWire/
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Creator(s): Wolfram MathWorld
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Wolfram Research, Inc.
Resource copyright: 2011 Wolfram Alpha LLCâA Wolfram Research Company
This review was published on September 17, 2012
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