The Central Limit Theorem applet demonstrates the central limit theorem using simulated dicerolling experiments. An "experiment" consists of rolling a certain number of dice (15 dice are available in this applet) and adding the number of spots showing. This experiment is "performed" repeatedly, keeping track of the number of times each outcome is observed. These outcomes are plotted in the form of a histogram. According to the Central Limit Theorem, if the number of dice rolled is not too small, the histogram's shape should resemble that of the "bellshaped curve" when the experiment is repeated many times.

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R. Todd Ogden Columbia University 