Central limit theorem animation

Jun 3, 2013

The central limit theorem:

In probability theory, the central limit theorem (CLT) states that, given certain conditions, the mean of a sufficiently large number of independent random variables, each with a well-defined mean and well-defined variance, will be approximately normally distributed.

Victor Powell animated said random variables falling into a normal distribution (which should look familiar to those who have seen that ping pong ball exhibit in exploratoriums and science museums). Play around with the number of bins and delay time and watch it go.

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