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An Application of the Monte Carlo Method That's Right on Target

B. Kline
Journal / Anthology

Year: 1998
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Page range: 219-228

The relatively young Monte Carlo method has been finding its way into more and more undergraduate courses in recent years. While the Monte Carlo method provides a relatively straightforward technique for approximating areas and volumes, students are seldom exposed to its true power in real-world simulations. This paper presents a relatively simple application of the Monte Carlo method used in actual Air Force studies, and suggests ways of incorporating the application into any appropriate course.

*Applied Mathematics
*Education > College