Buffon’s needle; an extension by Laplace

Happy π day! Celebrating this day, I present to you another way to calculate pi experimentally!

In the previous post, we discussed Buffon’s needle and how it can be used to approximate \pi. Laplace studied a very similar problem. Actually, it’s the same concept, just adding something extra. Instead of having a table of parallel strips, we have a table of rectangles.

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