Simulations

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m and .fig files in this section.

Resources

Monte Carlo (PDF)

Matlab Tutorial (PDF)

PCR simulator

pcr_sim.m (M)
Replicate a certain number of starting copies of DNA for several cycles. Try different probabilities of replication to get different histograms showing how much DNA is produced over many trials.

pcr_sim.fig (FIG)
Put this in the same directory as pcr_sim.m to be able to run "pcr_sim" from the matlab prompt.

Random Walk - 2D with 2 Particles (M)
Look at how these simulations work and try making your own 3D random walk or have your particle trace out a trajectory in Matlab.

Lab

Random Walk - 2D (M)