The version referred to in
S. R. Finch, Mathematical Constants,
Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003:
A note on the height of binary search trees,
random sequential bisection,
and successive approximation for differential equation
with moving singularity, 1998,
is old,
and considerably a lot has been added in the above later versions.
T. Hattori, H. Nakajima,
Improvement of efficiency in generating random U(1) variables
with Boltzmann distribution,
Journal of Computational Physics 121 (1995) 238-245.
T. Hattori, H. Nakajima,
Improvement of efficiency in generating random U(1) variables
with Boltzmann distribution in Monte Carlo calculations,
Nuclear Physics B (Proc. Suppl.) 26 (1992) 635-637.