Re: Random Numbers

From: Axel Hammer (alpha01@dt-intra.de)
Date: 11/07/02


From: Axel Hammer <alpha01@dt-intra.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 06:26:40 +0100

Omar Bohsali schrieb:

> What is something that can be counted and is truly random?
>
> --
> Thank You,
>
> Omar Bohsali

The thermal noise of a (hot) resistor or a zenor diode with current flowing
through.
To get the numbers out of the noise you need an A/D converter - and here we go
with determinism. Missing bits, effective resolution a.s.o. For most app's
this will work, though.

Axel

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