Name:    Prof. Michael Mascagni                 
Address: Department of Computer Science and
Department of Mathematics and
Department of Scientific Computing and
Graduate Program in Molecular Biophysics
        Florida State University
         Tallahassee, FL  32306-4530  USA
Offices: 498 Dirac Science Library/207A Love Building

Phone:   +1.850.644.3290
FAX:     +1.850.644.0058

Title:    Random Number Generation Using Normal Numbers


Normal numbers are irrationals with perfect digit distribution, and thus they are potentially sources of computational random numbers.  Among provably normal numbers are the Stoneham numbers, which are special not only in their digit distribution, but in the fact that finite segments of the digits can be quickly computed.  Thus, we examine random numbers produced by periodic sections of the digits of Stoneham numbers.  We show how they are equivalent to a linear congruential generator with special parameters, and we investigate this generator as a  linear congruential generator.  This is joint work with Steve F. Brailsford.

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