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There are two string of 0's and 1's shown below. Which is "random"?
That is, which looks like more what you expect from a sequence of coin tosses
(imagine the faces of the coins are marked with 0 and 1 instead of
heads and tails)?

Explain your answer to the last question. Defend your choice.

What is the smallest value of M for which the difference between ln(M!)
and Sterling's approximation for ln(M!) differ by less than 1%?

When particles move around by diffusion, you almost get something for
nothing---the particles can spread out, move around, without any work being
required. Thinking microscopically, is this a good way to transport
things, say, inside a bacterium? Explain your reasoning.

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