The Demonstration is set such that the same random series of points is used no matter how the constants and are varied. However, when the "randomize" button is pressed, a new random series will be generated and used. Keeping the random series identical allows the user to see exactly the effects on the ARMA series of changes in the two constants. The constant is limited to (-1,1) because divergence of the ARMA series results when .
The Demonstration is for a first-order process only. Additional AR terms would enable more complex series to be generated, while additional MA terms would increase the smoothing.
For a detailed description of ARMA processes, see, for instance, G. Box, G. M. Jenkins, and G. Reinsel, Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control, 3rd ed., Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1994.