Read this thread: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...sson-dist.htmlThis problem considers the Poisson distribution, a probability distribution for a discrete random variable which was first used by Simeon-Denis Poisson to describe seemingly random criminal events in 1837 in Paris. If independent events have a constant tendency to occur and if the average rate of occurrence is a, then the probability that n events actually occur is given by
(a) By noting that
thereby verifying that the poisson distribution is normalized.
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(b) By using and , show that
thereby verifying that the average rate of occurrence, or the expectation value , is equal to a.
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(c) By using similar techniques, find and show, using and
that the standard deviation of the poisson distribution is given by
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