Tuesday, March 23, 2010
What is Random?
Random to many means 'chaotic and without structure' but random has pattern, predictability, and order. Flip a coin 100 times. Before you do that, see if you can predict the number of heads. You will probably predict 50 and it may or may not be correct. You should be close, however. How close? That's a matter of statistics and why I say random events are ordered events and are predictable. I would predict on a toss of an unbiased coin, one you haven't shaved or weighted, that it will come up heads 40 to 60 times and if you were to repeat the 100 tosses 1000 times, more than 90% of the tosses would be 40 to 60 heads.
Posted by ken osborn at 4:15 PM
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
On display in the former Ross Department Store at 2190 Shattuck, Berkeley starting March 9, 2010.
Posted by ken osborn at 11:07 PM