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The Problem of the Random Walk

Nature volume 72, page 318 (03 August 1905) | Download Citation

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THIS problem, proposed by Prof. Karl Pearson in the current number of NATURE, is the same as that of the composition of n iso-periodic vibrations of unit amplitude and of phases distributed at random, considered in Phil. Mag., x., p. 73, 1880; xlvii., p. 246, 1899; (“Scientific Papers,” i., p. 491, iv., p. 370). If n be very great, the probability sought is

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