## Illinois PHYS 466, Lecture 9: Probability tools & Random number generators

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Random Number Generation (RNG)

Today we discuss how to generate and test random numbers.

What is a random number?

- A single number is not random.Only an infinite sequence can be described as random.
- Random means the absence of order. (Negative property).
- Can an intelligent gambler make money by betting on the next numbers that will turn up?
- All subsequences are equally distributed. This is the property that MC uses to do
integrals and that you will test for in homework.

sin.” John von Neumann (1951)

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