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Monte Carlo method

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A computer-simulation technique that uses random samples and other statistical methods to find approximate solutions to mathematical or physical problems.

[After Monte Carlo.]

Monte Carlo method

n
(Statistics) a heuristic mathematical technique for evaluation or estimation of intractable problems by probabilistic simulation and sampling
[C20: named after the casino at Monte Carlo, where systems for winning at roulette, etc, are often tried]
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Agreement with the Monte Carlo calculation as normalized to the measured moderator brightness [7] is excellent.
The initial position, orientation, and intramolecular geometry of the structural fragment were chosen arbitrarily and the random movement of the molecule in the Monte Carlo calculation carried out by translation and rotation of the structural fragment within the unit cell, simultaneously with the intramolecular rotations.
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Furthermore, the results of Monte Carlo calculations for the proposed setup are shown.
Monte Carlo calculations predicted that we should see energy broadening effects at a gallium ion exposure somewhere below 40 nm, Kubena says.