Accession Number:

AD0654459

Title:

DIFFUSION OUT OF A TRIANGLE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A problem in molecular genetics called for the following result. If a particle is dropped at random on a right-angled isosceles triangle, and thus allowed to execute symmetrical Brownian motion, the chance that it will first leave the triangle via the hypotenuse is 0.41062. An inequality and two methods of deriving this probability are illustrated. The most useful source of solutions to diffusion problems of this kind is the torsion problem of elasticity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE