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 Home > Algorithms An algorithm is a sequence of steps to be followed to accomplish a certain task. Often used in computer programming, they can become interesting puzzles because even though there can be many ways to accomplish something, one may be better than another.
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1. Devise an algorithm to generate uniformly distributed points on the surface of a sphere (i.e., so that no area has a higher expected concentration than any other of the same size). Positions can be referenced by latitude and longitude.

2. Say an event happens at 60 times per hour in a Poisson distribution (say customer arrivals in a store), so averaging also once per minute. Devise an algorithm to generate realistic arrival times for a one-hour period.

Note: Assume what's available is a uniformly distributed random real number generator on the interval (0,1).

 (Solution Posted, 2 Comments) Submitted on 2021-06-21 by Charlie
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