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==Definition==
 
==Definition==
Brownian motion was identified by Robert Brown in 1827 after looking at the jittery movement of pollen on water.  It can be defined as the apparent random motion of particles suspended on a fluid.
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Brownian motion was identified by Robert Brown in 1827 after looking at the jittery movement of pollen on water.  It can be defined as the apparent random motion of particles suspended on a fluid.  Although often confused with the term 'random walk' they are two unique phenomena.

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Definition

Brownian motion was identified by Robert Brown in 1827 after looking at the jittery movement of pollen on water. It can be defined as the apparent random motion of particles suspended on a fluid. Although often confused with the term 'random walk' they are two unique phenomena.