Geometric Probability

The study of the probabilities involved in geometric problems, e.g., the distributions of length, area, volume, etc. for geometric objects under stated conditions.

The following table summarized known results for picking geometric objects from points in or on the boundary of other geometric objects, where Delta(3) is the Robbins constant.

See also

Bertrand's Problem, Buffon-Laplace Needle Problem, Buffon's Needle Problem, Circle Inscribing, Computational Geometry, Integral Geometry, Point Picking, Stochastic Geometry, Sylvester's Four-Point Problem

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