For questions on random walks, a mathematical formalization of a path that consists of a succession of random steps.

A random walk is a type of stochastic process with random increments, and it is usually indexed by a continuous time variable or an equally spaced discrete time variable.

An elementary example of a random walk is the random walk on $\mathbb{N}_0$, which starts at $0$ and at each step moves $+1$ or $−1$ with equal probability. The path traced by a molecule as it travels in a liquid or a gas, the search path of a foraging animal, the price of a fluctuating stock and the financial status of a gambler can all be approximated by random walk models, even though they may not be truly random in reality.