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Random Walk and the Theory of Brownian Motion

by Mark Kac

Award: Chauvenet Prize

Year of Award: 1950

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 54 (1947), pp. 369-391

Summary: A discrete approach to the Einstein-Smoluchowski (approximate) theory, which consists of treating Brownian motion as a discrete random walk.

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About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 54 (1947)) Mark Kac was at Cornell University at the time of publication.

Subject classification(s): Index
Publication Date: 
Friday, October 10, 2008