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Central Limit Theorem


Central Limit Theorem

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This applet demonstrates the central limit theorem using simulated dice-rolling experiments. An "experiment" consists of rolling a certain number of dice (1-5 dice are available in this applet) and adding the number of spots showing. This experiment is "performed" repeatedly, keeping track of the number of times each outcome is observed. These outcomes are plotted in the form of a histogram.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: June 09, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 21, 2013
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Camille Fairbourn
5 years ago

Camille Fairbourn (Faculty)

I love how simple and yet effective this applet is. It perfectly demonstrates a concept in my intro stats lectures and I am going to use it this semester.

Technical Remarks:

Pretty simple. Although you can accumulate die rolls, it doesn't display the total rolls so far, which would be a nice addition.
Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes.