Thread: Square root of Poisson Distribution

1. Square root of Poisson Distribution

Let $Y_n$ be a sequence of Poisson distributed random variables with mean n*u. Let $X_n = {Y_n}^{1/2}$. Find the limiting distribution of $X_n$ after properly standardized.

I'm pretty sure that X should be normally distributed and the answer should use the CLT in some way. All I have so far is that:

$P(X=x) = \frac{e^{-nu}(nu)^{x^2}}{{x^2}!}$

And now i'm pretty much stuck

2. Originally Posted by southprkfan1
Let $Y_n$ be a sequence of Poisson distributed random variables with mean n*u. Let $X_n = {Y_n}^{1/2}$. Find the limiting distribution of $X_n$ after properly standardized.

I'm pretty sure that X should be normally distributed and the answer should use the CLT in some way. All I have so far is that:

$P(X=x) = \frac{e^{-nu}(nu)^{x^2}}{{x^2}!}$

And now i'm pretty much stuck
Is this relevant: http://www.tina-vision.net/docs/memos/2001-010.pdf

3. Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Thanks for the link, but I didn't really find it helpful (or maybe it's just late and I'm tired). It also appears to take a lot of information for granted.