The Galton box, is a device invented by Sir Francis Galton to demonstrate the central limit theorem, in particular that the normal distribution is approximate to the binomial distribution. The machine consists of a vertical board with interleaved rows of pins. Balls are dropped from the top, and bounce left and right as they hit the pins.
Galton Box in Turtle Blocks Source
- At the moment the balls have an equal chance of going left and right. What happens if you change it? Why?
- Change the number of rows. What happens? Why?
- What is the relationship between this and a similar experiment in coin tossing Turtle art , Game Maker ?
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