Uniform Distribution on a Sphere: Part 1 (First Attempt)

(Despite the title, this is the second post in the series. Part 0 covered the definition of uniform distributions in discrete and continuous space. If this last sentence makes no sense, go back and read Part 0.)

Instead of tackling the problem of picking a point on a sphere right away, let’s consider the easier problem of picking a point on a circle. We will then extend this method to the harder problem. (Mathematicians like to do this.)

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