@inbook{10.2307/j.ctt7rqt4.8,
ISBN = {9780691094946},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7rqt4.8},
abstract = {In this chapter and the next we make our first practical, scientific use of the probability distributions introduced in chapters 3 and 4. We will show you how the binomial and normal distributions can be used to explain phenomena as far-ranging as molecular diffusion and the rates at which phytoplankton are mixed in tropical lagoons, how the genetic composition of a population can drift across generations, and why your arteries are rubbery. All of these subjects depend on the statistics ofrandom walks. We begin with a discussion of molecular diffusion.It is commonly understood that heat is a form},
bookauthor = {Mark Denny and Steven Gaines},
booktitle = {Chance in Biology: Using Probability to Explore Nature},
pages = {106--138},
publisher = {Princeton University Press},
title = {Random Walks},
year = {2000}
}