In this chapter we look further at random number generation
and some of the ways you will use random numbers in physics simulations
The sections include:
- Random Numbers and Simulations - discusses
why the standard uniform or Gaussian random number generators are not
suitable to the types of distributions often needed in scientific simulations.
- Generating Distributions - uses the
rejection technique to generate a custom probability distribution as
might be needed in an experiment simulation.
- Histogram Distribution - use a histogram
distribution to generate random numbers that follows that distribution.
- Monte Carlo Integration - this technique
applies random sampling to estimate an integral.