Keywords

Numbers -- Random, Random number generators

Abstract

Random numbers are a basic part in a Simulation Model, and they are also used in random sampling. These techniques are employed by quality engineers in the successful execution of their jobs. The every-day use of random numbers, however, often leads to a sense of complacency in he mind of engineers toward the exacting requirements that should be satisfied by the random number process to generate a genuine random number. Microcomputers have become a common and powerful tool that helps managers and engineers in their simulation experiments by providing sequences of random numbers. This research presents a sequence of eight tests to test the Radio Shack microcomputer system random number generator for uniformity and randomness; then, this Radio Shack random number generator is used to generate uniform and non-uniform deviates and a non-parametric test is performed to test these deviates for randomness. Two computer programs written in the BASIC language are used to test for randomness. The first one to test the Radio Shack random number generator and the second one to test the uniform and non-uniform deviates.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1981

Advisor

White, Charles J.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Format

PDF

Pages

147 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013449

Included in

Engineering Commons

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