Application of the Buffon needle problem and its extensions to parallel-line search sampling scheme

  • C. F. Chung


Buffon's needle problem is generalized to a grid of unequally spaced parallel strips and a needle with a preferred orientation. This generalization is useful to determine the spacing of flight lines for locating anomalies by airborne geophysical surveys.

Key words

Buffon needle problem geometric probability geophysical surveys unequally spaced parallel strips preferred orientation 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. F. Chung
    • 1
  1. 1.Geological Survey of CanadaOttawaCanada

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