In 1881 the astronomer Simon Newcomb found that first pages of logarithm tables were more worn out than the latter ones. He concluded that the digit 1 occurs more often in “natural” data than any other digit. The physicist Frank Benford later rediscovered the result. It is since then named after him. With this exhibit you can examine some data sets by yourself whether they obey “Benfords Law” or not. Just take the marked first digits of the numbers and count them with the help of the buttons.
Categories: Statistik, Zählen, Zufall
Technischen Sammlungen Dresden
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The Adventureland Mathematics is part of a municipal technology museum: Technische Sammlungen Dresden.
The museum can easily be reached by car as well as by public transport, i.e., bus and tram. For the latter, the tram lines 4 and 10 and the bus line 61 are suitable. For further information you may want to consult the website of Dresden's public transportation DVB (currenly in German only). The bus and tram stops closest to the venue are named Pohlandplatz, Technische Sammlungen.
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 17 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and feast day: 10 a.m. - 18 p.m.
Ticket prices: 5 Euro / cut 4 Euro