Random Numbers and Simple Games

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
Part of the Texts in Computational Science and Engineering book series (TCSE, volume 6)


Random numbers have many applications in science and computer programming, especially when there are significant uncertainties in a phenomenon of interest. The purpose of this chapter is to look at some practical problems involving random numbers and learn how to program with such numbers. We shall make several games and also look into how random numbers can be used in physics. A particularly important topic is Monte Carlo simulation for estimating probabilities.


Interest Rate Monte Carlo Simulation Random Number Random Walk Simple Game 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Petter Langtangen
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  1. 1.Simula Research LaboratoryLysaker, FornebuNorway
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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