Given n points drawn randomly on the circumference of a circle, what is the probability they will all be within any common semicircle?
(In reply to
re(4): Simulation by Charlie)
You're right...I was too lazy to write the program so I looked for one..the table that I found was one someone wrote to determine if n random points were all in the same hemisphere, not semicircle (obviously any three points are coplanar and can always be put into the same half of a sphere).
It was one in the morning, I wasn't paying attention...

Posted by DJ
on 20030522 11:57:25 