Intro and Conclusion - Jorge Lopez Partner: Andy Rachlin...

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Jorge Lopez Partner: Andy Rachlin jl9959 2/17/10 Lab 1: Random Motions Introduction This lab consists of rolling marbles down a board of nails and seeing the different paths each marble takes even though it was dropped from the same place. As the number of marbles dropped increases, marbles begin to land in a certain spot more than others and a pattern begins to emerge. The purpose of this experiment is to find out how the probability distribution of the places the marbles land fits in with the Gaussian distribution. We predict that as the number of marbles being dropped increases, the probability distribution will be more centered and fit in better with the original Gaussian distribution. When the marbles are changed to steel marbles the distribution will be affected since these marbles are heavier and smaller which means they will fall faster and therefore land more towards the center than the normal marbles.
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Jorge Lopez Partner: Andy Rachlin jl9959 2/17/10 Conclusion In this lab we looked at the Gaussian distribution by rolling marbles down a board of
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course PHY 303K taught by Professor Turner during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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