A random walk is a sequence of equal length steps, each of which is in random direction. In this demonstration, random can mean:
Moving in any direction
In one of the Cartesian directions
In two dimensions; towards a vertex of a regular hexagon centered at the current location with base parallel to the x-axis.
The expected distance from the starting point after n (equal length) steps is n.
You can also choose to do a Random Space Walk, in which you are updating your velocity (by means of your thruster) rather than your position. Note that Random Space Walks are not well-advised!
Choose your options and click the Start/Stop button to watch the random walk!
Randomize change in:
Direction of step:
Number of points to show:
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