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Fire Experiment

Fire Experiment

This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet is a simulation of the fire process, an interacting particle system consisting of a rectangular lattice of "trees". At each discrete time unit, each tree is either on green, on fire, or burnt. A tree on fire at a given time can catch neighboring trees on fire at the next time unit. The probabilities of fire spread can be varied.

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