Binomial distribution of probability

Author:
a.zampa
This applet simulates the experiment of tossing four times a coin and computes the frequency of ocurrence of the five possible outcomes (independently of order):
  • Tail-Tail-Tail-Tail
  • Tail-Tail-Tail-Head
  • Tail-Tail-Head-Head
  • Tail-Head-Head-Head
  • Head-Head-Head-Head
The coin can be a rigged one, having probability of landing on the head equal to .
Choose a probability ( corresponds to a balanced coin), click on Initialisation to set up the simulation and then to Start. To end the simulation click on Stop. The binomial distribution is shown in red, while the simulated distribution appears in blue. See how an increase in the number of experiments results in a better approximation of the binomial distribution by means of the distribution of frequencies.