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Random Walk

Main Concept

A random walk is a sequence of equal length steps, each of which is in random direction. In this demonstration, random can mean:

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 Moving in any direction

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 In one of the Cartesian directions

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 In two dimensions; towards a vertex of a regular hexagon centered at the current location with base parallel to the x-axis.

 

The expected distance from the starting point after n (equal length) steps is n.

 

You can also choose to do a Random Space Walk, in which you are updating your velocity (by means of your thruster) rather than your position. Note that Random Space Walks are not well-advised!

 

Choose your options and click the Start/Stop button to watch the random walk!

           

 

Randomize change in:


Direction of step:


Dimensions:



Number of points to show:

 

 

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