I can describe and use probability distributions.
In Mathematica do:
data=Import["http://www.panix.com/~murphy/bdata.txt", "Table"]
editThis is a Mathematica document stored in google drive
editScreencasts to show you how to do the CDF inversion approach to the double slit problem:
editQuantum harmonic oscillator probability
editwhy the random points in a circle needs a square root
editThe harmonic oscillator question's answer is: 1/3
editToday we talked about the syllabus (with some changes to my #sbar including the new 2 week freeze rule).
Then we talked about the three problems. We spent a lot of time on the birthday problem
Then I explained the other two problems and we voted on which we should do in class. I forced them to explain why we should use class time. They voted for the second one (double slit) because they're nervous about the syntax. I explained that you didn't actually have to code it up but they still wanted that one.
So we spend the rest of the time talking about that one.
I said I'd give them a screencast on how to do it using CDF.