1A20.25 - Statistics and Probability - Dice
Roll the dice and add the numbers together and then record. A Gaussian distribution should be observed after multiple runs, with the number 6 having the most hits and the numbers 2 and 12 having the least.
- W. Brian Lane, "Using Dice Towers in an Introductory Physics Lab", TPT, Vol. 57, #1, Jan. 2019, p. 28.
- Michael C. LoPresto, "A Simple Statistical Thermodynamics Experiment", TPT, Vol. 48, #3, Mar. 2010, p. 183.
- Sergio Fantini and Jeffrey C. Grossman, "How Likely Is It Two Classmates Have the Same Birthday?", TPT, Vol. 35, #1, Jan. 1997, p. 42.
- Patricia F. Bronson and Robert L. Bronson, "Dice with Parallelepiped Shapes", TPT, Vol. 28, #5, May 1990, p. 286.
- John Burke and Eric Kincanon, "Benford's Law and Physical Constants: The Distribution of Initial Digits", AJP, Vol. 59, #10, Oct. 1991, p. 952.
- Don S. Lemons, "On the Numbers of Things and the Distribution of First Digits", AJP, Vol. 54, #9, Sept. 1986, p. 816.
- Eugene M. Levin, "Experiments with Loaded Dice", AJP, Vol. 51, #2, Feb. 1983, p. 149.
- Joseph Ford, "How Random is a Coin Toss?", Physics Today, Vol. 36, #4, Apr. 1983, p. 40.
- M-010: "Distribution of First Digits", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
- Martin Gardner, "Surprising Dice Bet", Science Tricks, p. 86.
- Martin Gardner, "Magic with Dice", Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects, p. 62.
- Martin Gardner, "Probability", Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects, p. 51.
- Yaakov Kraftmakher, "1.16, Probability Functions", Experiments and Demonstrations in Physics, p. 62.
- Robert Ehrlich, "Spinning a Penny", Why Toast Lands Jelly-Side Down, p. 72 - 73.
- Courtney Linder, "When Dice-Roll Games Aren't Totally Random", Popular Mechanics, March/April 2022, p. 26.
- John F. Ross, "Discovering the Odds", How it Works - Science Supplement, Spring 2001, p. 181.
- Neil. A. Downie, "Motor Dice", Ink Sandwiches, Electric Worms and 37 Other Experiments for Saturday Science, p. 176.
- Susan H. McClung, "Mathematics", How it Works - Science Supplement, Spring 2001, p. 296.
- Portable Press, "Roll the Dice" and "Dicey History", Strange History, p. 281 & 282.
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