Texas College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 2 (2005), pp. 10-14.

The Buffon Needle Problem Extended

James "Joe" McCarry and Firooz Khosraviyani

MSC (2000): Primary 60D05; Secondary 65C05

Key words: Buffon, Needle, Pi, Geometrical Statistics, Weightless

Abstract: Geometrical statistical methods are used to study needles floating in a weightless environment. This is a three dimensional analog of the classical Buffon Needle Problem in two dimensions.

West End Washington Street, Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX 78040
E-mail address: jmccarry@laredo.edu

Received by Editor: July 8, 2004 and, in revised form August 3, 2005.
Posted: August 30, 2005.

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