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- Binomial Approximation to a Poisson Random Variable
- Boucher, Chris
- If a coin that comes up heads with probability p is tossed n times, the number of heads observed follows a binomial probability distribution. The Poisson probability distribution can be regarded as a limiting case of the binomial distribution as the number of tosses grows and the probability of heads on a given toss is adjusted to keep the expected number of heads constant. More precisely, if Xn is a binomial random variable with parameters n and λ/n, then the probability distribution for Xn approaches a Poisson distribution with parameter λ as n approaches infinity
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- Approximation Methods
- Educação Superior::Ciências Exatas e da Terra::Matemática::Álgebra
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