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The Monte Carlo method is an simple way to solve very difficult probabilistic problems. This text is a very simple, didactic introduction to this subject, a mixture of history, mathematics and mythology.
The method has origins in the World War II, proposed by the Polish American mathematician Stanislaw Ulam and Hungary American mathematician John Von Neumann.…
Engineers, computer scientists and technicians alike have affinity with mathematics, numbers, formulas. They are the kind of people who prefer to know How it works than What it delivers. They are the ones who disassemble an old watch and try to fix it.