Tag Archives: Simulations

Simulating the Spread of Disease in a Population of Chimpanzees

There’s a terrible disease that could threaten an entire colony of chimpanzees.  The disease is highly contagious and very deadly.  Fortunately, a new vaccine is available.  But the vaccine is expensive, and it is difficult to administer to the chimpanzees. … Continue reading

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I Stand Corrected… Or Do I?

Just yesterday I received an email from Dr. Douglas Furton, a Physics Professor at Grand Valley State University.  Dr. Furton had read my blog post about One-Handed Solitaire in which I used simulations to find the probability of winning such a game.  Finding himself … Continue reading

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Getting an edge on “battleship”

If you have youngsters in your life, you may have had the experience of playing different games of skill and chance with them.  And though you may be taller, have many more years of experience to draw from, and are … Continue reading

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