Avatar of Bijaya Nepal
Bijaya Nepal
 asked on

Drunken sailor

Question :You are to simulate the motion of a drunken sailor (i.e. a random walk problem).  The sailor is standing at the middle of a pier on the shore side.  The sailor’s ship is directly across from him.The pier size is L paces long and W paces wide (i.e. the sailor starts at coordinates ½ W, 0 and the ship is L paces away) and the ship stretches across the entire width of the pier.Due to the sailor’s inebriated condition a straight walking path cannot be maintained.  Each second the sailor attempts to take a step.  There is a 25% chance that the sailor will go left, a 20% chance the sailor will go right, a 10% chance the sailor will stand still, and a 45% chance the sailor will go forward.  Assume the sailor does not go backwards.If the sailor’s position exceeds the dimensions of the pier (zero to W) they fall into the sea.  If they make it to the other side they are safe at their ship.Write a  Matlab program(script file) that takes L and W as user inputs.  The motion of the sailor is then simulated.  If the sailor falls into the sea an appropriate message should be output.  If the sailor makes it to the ship the time and number of paces it took them should be output.  For either case a plot showing the sailor’s path should be made.
Hint: Use evenly distributed random numbers to determine what direction the sailor goes.
MATLAB Programming

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Patrick Bogers

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Patrick Bogers

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
Patrick Bogers

No more questions from poster
Experts Exchange is like having an extremely knowledgeable team sitting and waiting for your call. Couldn't do my job half as well as I do without it!
James Murphy