# lab1 - many times you dropped the marbles the results led...

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Zoheb Noorani Todd Chapman Experiment 1: Random Motions Introduction The purpose of this lab is to investigate whether or not a random activity can result in a  Gaussian distribution. The random activity is to drop marbles down a peg board that is  numbered at the bottom and keep track of where each marble landed. Then you are to graph  the frequency of the marble landing in each spot. The hypothesis is that the random activity will  form a Gaussian distribution. Conclusion In conclusion, we have proven that a random activity such as dropping a marble down a  pegboard and keeping track of where it lands will create a Gaussian distribution. In each of our  3 trials, we found that no matter whether we used the large marbles or the steel marbles or how
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Unformatted text preview: many times you dropped the marbles the results led to a Gaussian distribution. For example if you look at the combination of the 2 large marble trials, which is the 257 marble data you can see that the Gaussian distribution is centered between 0 and 1. The steel marble distribution is centered between -1 and 1, which is an ideal Gaussian distribution. Thus from these results we can see that random events form Gaussian distributions. Some of the errors that I encountered during this experiment were: we accidentally had 7 more trials on the steel marbles and some of the marbles did not drop down the chute because they bounced out of the chute and went around....
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## This note was uploaded on 09/16/2009 for the course PHY 103M taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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