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Hitting Spheres with Straight-Line Motion or Brownian Motion
E. G. Enns, B. R. Smith and P. F. Ehlers
Journal of Applied Probability
Vol. 21, No. 1 (Mar., 1984), pp. 70-79
Published by: Applied Probability Trust
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3213665
Page Count: 10
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Points randomly placed in Rn are independently assigned a speed and direction of motion. The time between collisions with a central n-sphere is obtained. If instead of straight-line motion the points perform Brownian motion, the analogous inter-collision-time distribution is obtained.
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